[ in-volvd ]
/ ɪnˈvɒlvd /
very intricate or complex: an involved reply.
implicated: involved in crime.
concerned in some affair, especially in a way likely to cause danger or unpleasantness: I didn't call the police because I didn't want to get involved.
committed or engaged, as in a political cause or artistic movement: The civil rights demonstration attracted the involved young people of the area.
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- involutional melancholia,
- involutional psychosis,
Origin of involved
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/ (ɪnˈvɒlvd) /
complicated; difficult to comprehendan involved literary style
(usually postpositive) concerned or implicatedone of the men involved
(postpositive foll by with) euphemistic having sexual relationsshe was involved with a number of men
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"complicated," 1640s, past participle adjective from involve.
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