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complicating

verb
present participle of complicate

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1 to make complex or difficult
  • the need to go to both a PTA conference and condo board meeting really complicates tonight's schedule

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2 to make more severe
  • asthma that has recently been complicated by a bout of bronchitis

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“Complicating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/complicating. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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