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convoluted

adjective con·vo·lut·ed \ˈkän-və-ˌlü-təd\

: very complicated and difficult to understand

: having many twists and curves

Full Definition of CONVOLUTED

1
:  having convolutions
2
:  involved, intricate <a convoluted argument>

Examples of CONVOLUTED

  1. <a convoluted explanation that left the listeners even more confused than they were before>
  2. At base stands a profound respect for the integrity of history and the complex and convoluted relationship between present and the past. —Ira Berlin, New York Times Book Review, 9 Sept. 2001

Origin of CONVOLUTED

(see convolute)
First Known Use: 1766

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Medical Dictionary

convoluted

adjective con·vo·lut·ed \-ˌlü-təd\

Medical Definition of CONVOLUTED

:  folded in curved or tortuous windings; specifically :  having convolutions <the highly convoluted human cerebral cortex>

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