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lab·y·rin·thine

 (lăb′ə-rĭn′thĭn, -thēn′) or lab·y·rin·thi·an (-thē-ən)
adj.
Relating to, resembling, or constituting a labyrinth: "the labyrinthine corridors ... of bureaucratic red tape" (William H. Hallahan).
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labyrinthine

(ˌlæbəˈrɪnθaɪn) ,

labyrinthian

or

labyrinthic

adj
1. of or relating to a labyrinth
2. resembling a labyrinth in complexity
ˌlabyˈrinthically adv
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lab•y•rin•thine

(ˌlæb əˈrɪn θɪn, -θin)

also lab•y•rin•thi•an

(-θi ən)

lab`y•rin′thic,



adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a labyrinth.
2. complicated; tortuous: labyrinthine reasoning.
[1740–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.labyrinthine - relating to or affecting or originating in the inner ear; "labyrinthine deafness"
2.labyrinthine - resembling a labyrinth in form or complexitylabyrinthine - resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity; "a labyrinthine network of tortuous footpaths"
complex - complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"
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labyrinthine

adjective
1. mazelike, winding, tangled, intricate, tortuous, convoluted, mazy The streets of the Old City are narrow and labyrinthine.
2. complex, puzzling, perplexing, involved, confused, tortuous, Byzantine, convoluted, knotty, Gordian, Daedalian his failure to understand the labyrinthine complexities of the situation
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labyrinthine

adjective
Difficult to understand because of intricacy:
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Translations

labyrinthine

[ˌlæbəˈrɪnθaɪn] ADJlaberíntico
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

labyrinthine

[ˌlæbəˈrɪnθaɪn] adj
[streets, passages, paths] → labyrinthique
[structure, bureaucracy, process] → labyrinthique
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

labyrinthine

adjlabyrinthisch (also fig), → labyrinthähnlich
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

labyrinthine

[ˌlæbəˈrɪnθaɪn] (frm) adjlabirintico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

lab·y·rin·thine

a. laberíntico-a, rel. a un laberinto;
___ arteryarteria ___;
___ fistulafístula ___;
___ nystagmusnistagmo ___;
___ veinsvenas ___;
___ vertigovértigo ___.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
K+X and K+X+D smoothly induce loss of labyrinthine righting reflex and response to painful stimulus in ducks (Mostachio et al., 2008).