Intricate

Definition of Intricate

In´tri`cate
a.1.Entangled; involved; perplexed; complicated; difficult to understand, follow, arrange, or adjust; as, intricate machinery, labyrinths, accounts, plots, etc.
His style was fit to convey the most intricate business to the understanding with the utmost clearness.
- Addison.
The nature of man is intricate.
- Burke.
v. t.1.To entangle; to involve; to make perplexing.
It makes men troublesome, and intricates all wise discourses.
- Jer. Taylor.

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