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tr. & intr.v. com·pli·cat·ed, com·pli·cat·ing, com·pli·cates
1. To make or become complex or perplexing.
2. To twist or become twisted together.
adj. (-kĭt)
1. Complex, intricate, and involved.
2. Biology Folded longitudinally one or several times, as certain leaves or the wings of some insects.

[Latin complicāre, complicāt-, to fold together : com-, com- + plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]
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