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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of intricare 'to mix up in a complicated way', from tricae 'small unimportant things, things that get in your way'

intricate

adjective
     
in‧tri‧cate
containing many small parts or details that all work or fit together:
intricate patterns
intricately adverb:
intricately woven fabric

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