lab·​y·​rin·​thi·​an | \ ˌla-bə-ˈrin(t)-thē-ən How to pronounce labyrinthian (audio) \

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a Web site with an exceptionally labyrinthian procedure for ordering merchandise

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As the site expanded, these labyrinthian settings became increasingly hard to grok, and often made more information public by default, rather than putting true control in the hands of its users. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, "A Short History of Facebook's Privacy Gaffes," 30 Mar. 2018 Divers have long known that Yucatan’s underground caves and rivers are frequently connected, but finding this connection was a task that involved years of searching through labyrinthian passageways. Time, "Archaeologists in Mexico Claim to Have Discovered the World's Longest Underwater Cave," 18 Jan. 2018

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1588, in the meaning defined above

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