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Made complex; denoting a disease on which a morbid process or event has been superimposed, thus altering symptoms and modifying its course for the worse.
[L. com-plico, pp. -atus, to fold together]


/com·pli·cat·ed/ (kom´plĭ-kāt″ed) involved; associated with other injuries, lesions, or diseases.


Made complex; denoting a disease on which a morbid process or event has been superimposed, thus altering symptoms and modifying its course for the worse.
[L. com-plico, pp. -atus, to fold together]

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Q. What Are the Complications of Obesity? Why is obesity so dangerous? What are the possible complications of being obese?

A. Excessive body weight has been shown to predispose to various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, sleep disturbances (sleep apnea) and osteoarthritis. Obesity is one of the major risk factors for developing a heart attack, as well as hypertension and stroke. It is also a risk factor for breast, colon, prostate cancer and other malignancies. It is known that losing weight helps to reduce the risk of suffering from these diseases.

Q. What Are the Complications of Alcoholism? What is the damage and complications cause by alcoholism?

A. the complications very by each individual,everyone is different,but alcoholism it not only hurts you, but it hurts everyone around you also,your playing with a loaded gun.

Q. What are the complications of osteoarthritis? I have been suffering from osteoarthritis for over a year now. What are the complications of this disease?

A. Osteoarthritis, as other chronic arthritic diseases, has a very debilitating influence, due to the great pain people often suffer from. It sometimes becomes impossible to walk or stand up, and thus it lead to less movement, weight gain, development of blood clots and venous stasis. The emotional stress can be very debilitating as well.

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Bentham is the exemplary case, and figures like Irving are the popular foils against which Bentham's more complicatedly esoteric appeal defines itself.
An account of individuals as complicatedly interconnected parts of an organic whole drew empirical attention to the concrete character of those interconnections, in areas ranging from statistics and public health to forest management.
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Between them, these texts and introductions show how time and again Gaskell returned to the idea of equivocation with the truth--in the Bensons, Margaret Hale, Cynthia Kirkpatrick, Mary Barton--and then, more complicatedly, to the difficulties caused by' justifiable violence', as NNorth and South especially.
Not only does the layered narrative of the longer version enable readers to uncover psychologically the narrator's uneasiness but also suggests that the hidden cause of her uneasiness is complicatedly suppressed under the standard, first-person narrative.
I think that it would be fair to say that no disciplinary formation in the academy has responded more forcefully, complicatedly, or eventfully to Derrida's interventions than romantic studies.
A one-page chapter expresses his complicatedly simple conclusion in brief, straightforward terms: "We must repay evil with good; and we must be peacemakers.
The nightingale screaming its heart out, fitting complicatedly,
Of course today's complicatedly vague threats almost leave one yearning for the simple days of the Cold War, when a single obvious Soviet threat left both Europe and the United States with little choice other than cooperation.
He would probably have understood the pragmatics of the action, but he would have seen it, I am sure, as a failure on his part, or, more complicatedly, a failure of his dream.
Marlowe points this question specifically, and complicatedly, when his Tamburlaine curses Mohammed and puts the Qu'ran to the torch late in part two.
At the other are Glenn Colquhoun, whose The Art of Walking Upright (1999) claims authenticity in verse titled 'Karanga', 'Haka', Karakia', 'Mihi' ('Either I don't belong to anyone / Or else I'm indigenous everywhere'), and Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, whose As Big as a Father (2002) explores identity, through traditional images of water, pounamu and the bush, while, more complicatedly, The late great Blackball bridge sonnets (2004) formally evokes the lost world of West Coast coalmining in terms of ancestry, genealogy, kehua, the spirit and above all as a turangawaewae, in a way that, producing effects unimaginable through any other means, does most, outside Hulme, to reassure us of the validity of her project.