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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of convolvere, from com- ( COM-) + volvere 'to roll'

convoluted

adjective
     
con‧vo‧lut‧ed
1 complicated and difficult to understand:
long paragraphs and convoluted sentences
The argument is rather convoluted.
2 formal having many twists and bends:
a tightly-coiled convoluted tube

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