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1. Having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate: an intricate pattern; an intricate procedure.
2. Difficult to understand, analyze, or solve for having many interconnected elements. See Synonyms at complex.

[Middle English, from Latin intrīcātus, past participle of intrīcāre, to entangle, perplex : in-, in; see in-2 + trīcae, perplexities, wiles.]

in′tri·cate·ly adv.
in′tri·cate·ness n.
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Adv.1.intricately - with elaboration; "it was elaborately spelled out"
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[ˈɪntrɪkɪtlɪ] ADVintrincadamente, de modo intrincado


advkompliziert; these issues are intricately connecteddiese Fragen sind auf komplizierte Weise miteinander verknüpft


[ˈɪntrɪkɪtlɪ] adv (see adj) → in modo intricato, in modo complesso


(ˈintrikət) adjective
complicated. an intricate knitting pattern; intricate details.
ˈintricately adverb
ˈintricacyplural ˈintricacies noun
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Never was any human misunderstanding more intricately complete than the misunderstanding which had now established itself between those two.
In the front seat were a man and woman; in the rear seat a Japanese was squeezed in among suit cases, rods, guns, saddles, and a typewriter case, while above him and all about him, fastened most intricately, sprouted a prodigious crop of deer- and elk-horns.
This lady, who was long, lean and loosely put together, was clad in raiment intricately looped and fringed, with plaids and stripes and bands of plain colour disposed in a design to which the clue seemed missing.
Ethnographically it belongs to Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia, because all the breeds of the South Pacific have gravitated to it by canoe-drift and intricately, degeneratively, and amazingly interbred.
On the mantelpiece stood two large pearl shells, obviously a pair, intricately carved by the patient hands of New Caledonian convicts.
The notes are adorned with intricately drawn details and ferns.
This intricately decorated artefact a window into the art of a lost era of early medieval royal society.
Intricately will be the 23-yearold trainer's first runner in a Classic when she tackles Rhododendron and the rest of Aidan O'Brien's flying females in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket on Sunday and he is xpecting her to step up considerably from what she howed when fourth to Hydrangea in the 1,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown last month.
He put the wager through BoyleSports on New Bidder (20/1), Cirin Toinne (16/1), Ardhoomey (28/1) and Intricately (22/1).
Brigitte Lozerec'h's narrative is characterized by nuanced emotion and intricately described scenery, resulting in a novel that is itself a work of art.
The cemetery was badly damaged almost two years ago when more than pounds 400,000 damage was caused when dozens of intricately carved gravestones were smashed by youths on a wrecking spree.