convoluted

[ kon-vuh-loo-tid ]
/ ˈkɒn vəˌlu tɪd /

adjective

twisted; coiled.
complicated; intricately involved: a convoluted way of describing a simple device.

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Origin of convoluted

First recorded in 1805–15; convolute + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM convoluted

con·vo·lut·ed·ly, adjectivecon·vo·lut·ed·ness, nounun·con·vo·lut·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for convoluted

convoluted
/ (ˈkɒnvəˌluːtɪd) /

adjective

(esp of meaning, style, etc) difficult to comprehend; involved
wound together; coiled

Derived forms of convoluted

convolutedly, adverbconvolutedness, noun
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