|Origin:||, past participle of complicare, from com- ( COM-) + plicare 'to fold'|
to make a problem or situation more difficult:
The situation is complicated by the fact that I've got to work late on Friday.
To complicate matters further, differences exist as regards legal systems, trade customs and language.
2 [usually passive]MI
to make an illness worse:
a heart condition complicated by pneumonia