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verb [transitive] complicate pronunciation in American English /ˈkɑmplɪˌkeɪt/
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present tense
present participlecomplicating
past tensecomplicated
past participlecomplicated
  1. 1
    to make something more difficult to do, deal with, or understand
    Let’s not complicate matters by introducing any more restrictions.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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