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complication

noun

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1 something that makes a situation more complicated or difficult
  • the food allergies of the guests were just another complication for the couple trying to plan their wedding reception

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2 an abnormal state that disrupts a plant's or animal's normal bodily functioning
  • complications set in after the surgery

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3 the state or quality of having many interrelated parts or aspects
  • a problem of such irreducible complication as to defy any easy solution

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The first known use of complication was in the 15th century

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“Complication.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/complication. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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