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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of complex

First recorded in 1645–55; 1905–10 for def. 7; adjective from Latin complexus, past participle of complectī, complectere “to embrace, encompass, include,” equivalent to complect- (see complect) + -tus past participle suffix; noun from Late Latin complexus “totality, complex” (Latin: “inclusion, grasping, embrace”), equivalent to complect(ere) + -tus suffix of verb action; reanalysis of the Latin verb as “to intertwine (completely)” influenced sense of the adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for complex

complex
/ (ˈkɒmplɛks) /

adjective

noun

complexly, adverbcomplexness, noun
C17: from Latin complexus, from complectī to entwine, from com- together + plectere to braid
Complex is sometimes wrongly used where complicated is meant. Complex is properly used to say only that something consists of several parts. It should not be used to say that, because something consists of many parts, it is difficult to understand or analyse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for complex

complex
[ kŏmplĕks′ ]

n.

adj.

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