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adjective com·pli·cate \ˈkäm-pli-kət\

Definition of complicate

Examples of complicate in a Sentence

  1. the kind of complicate machinery that is used in the field of robotics

Origin and Etymology of complicate

Latin complicatus, past participle of complicare to fold together, from com- + plicare to fold — more at ply


First Known Use: 1638


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verb com·pli·cate \ˈkäm-plə-ˌkāt\

Definition of complicate

complicated

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complicating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to combine especially in an involved or inextricable manner

  3. 2 :  to make complex or difficult

  4. 3 :  involve; especially :  to cause to be more complex or severe a virus disease complicated by bacterial infection

Examples of complicate in a Sentence

  1. Changing jobs now would complicate her life.

  2. a disease complicated by infection

1672

First Known Use of complicate

1672



COMPLICATE Defined for English Language Learners

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verb com·pli·cate \ˈkäm-plə-ˌkāt\

Definition of complicate for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) more difficult or less simple

  • : to cause (a medical problem) to become more dangerous or harder to treat


COMPLICATE Defined for Kids

complicate

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verb com·pli·cate \ˈkäm-plə-ˌkāt\

Definition of complicate for Students

complicated

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complicating

  1. :  to make or become difficult or lacking in simplicity


Medical Dictionary

complicate

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transitive verb com·pli·cate \ˈkäm-plə-ˌkāt\

Medical Definition of complicate

complicated

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complicating

  1. :  to cause to be more complex or severe a virus disease complicated by bacterial infection



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