- 1A circumstance that complicates something; a difficulty: there is a complication concerning ownership of the siteMore example sentences
- Without proper cover, difficulties become disasters and complications become crises.
- He says, however, that the questions about whether the supreme court is going to be a complication are difficult to answer because it's too soon.
- The process has also been stalled by complications over the ownership of ESB assets.
- 1.1An involved or confused condition or state: to add further complication, English speakers use a different nameMore example sentences
- I love complication but then again, that's my life.
- The fact that we had to walk half a mile through a near frozen pasture to reach the shed where Peanuts had been ensconced with mountains of hay and a trough of fresh water added another layer of complication.
- Of course, the immediate step is to embrace the sport of complication with academic fervour.
- 2 Medicine A secondary disease or condition aggravating an already existing one: she developed complications after the surgeryMore example sentences
- Of those, 818 have had diabetes at least 10 years and have developed kidney disease, a common complication of diabetes.
- What are the common symptoms and complications of diverticular disease?
- Myocarditis may develop as a complication of an infectious disease, usually caused by a virus.
late Middle English: from late Latin complicatio(n-), from Latin complicare 'fold together' (see complicate).