Definition of complication in English:


Line breaks: com|pli|ca¦tion
Pronunciation: /kɒmplɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n


  • 2 Medicine A secondary disease or condition aggravating an already existing one: she developed complications after the surgery
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    • 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).

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