Definition of complicated
1 : consisting of parts intricately combined a complicated recipe complicated machinery
2 : difficult to analyze, understand, or explain a complicated issue his absurdly complicated life
Examples of complicated in a sentence
The game's rules are too complicated.
The machine has a complicated design.
Origin and Etymology of complicated
First Known Use: 1656
Synonym Discussion of complicated
COMPLICATED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of complicated for English Language Learners
: hard to understand, explain, or deal with : having many parts or steps
COMPLICATED Defined for Kids
Definition of complicated for Students
: difficult to understand or explain complicated rules
Medical Definition of complicated
of a bone fracture : characterized by injury to nearby parts
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