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ˈɪn trɪ kɪtin·tri·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intricateadjective

    having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate

    "intricate lacework"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Intricate

    To perplex; to darken. Not proper, nor in use.

    Etymology: from the adjective.

    Alterations of sirnames have so intricated, or rather obscured, the truth of our pedigrees, that it will be no little hard labour to deduce them. William Camden.

  2. INTRICATEadjective

    Entangled; perplexed; involved; complicated; obscure.

    Etymology: intricatus, Lat.

    Much of that we are to speak may seem to a number perhaps tedious, perhaps obscure, dark, and intricate. Richard Hooker.

    His stile in writing was fit to convey the most intricate business to the understanding with the utmost clearness. Addison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intricateadjective

    entangled; involved; perplexed; complicated; difficult to understand, follow, arrange, or adjust; as, intricate machinery, labyrinths, accounts, plots, etc

  2. Intricateverb

    to entangle; to involve; to make perplexing

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intricate

    in′tri-kāt, adj. involved: entangled: perplexed.—ns. In′tricacy, In′tricateness.—adv. In′tricately. [L. intricātusin, in, tricāre, to make difficulties—tricæ, hinderances.]

Entomology

  1. Intricate

    irregular: confused; applied to markings and sculpture.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intricate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intricate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of intricate in a Sentence

  1. Oliver Sacks:

    The brain is the most intricate mechanism in the universe, i couldn't imagine spending my life with kidneys.

  2. Kash Patel:

    Per Durham, this arrangement was put in motion in July of 2016, meaning Hillary Clinton campaign and Hillary Clinton lawyers masterminded the most intricate and coordinated conspiracy against Donald Trump when Donald Trump was both Donald Trump and later President of the United States while simultaneously perpetuating the bogus Steele Dossier hoax.

  3. Justin Sattina:

    You don’t get the benefit of that if you (drive to the hospital), even if it's true that you arrive at the front door a little quicker, it disrupts what’s really an intricate and adjusted process of caring for acute stroke patients.

  4. Kathleen Goforth:

    My husband was an incredibly, intricate blend of toughness and gentility, he was who you wanted for a friend, a colleague and a neighbor. However, it was I who was blessed so richly that I had the privilege of calling him my husband and my best friend.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    Many are waiting for to the day they can say "Eureka!, I have found it! ". They are not waiting for some kind of device that has still to be invented. They are anticipating the moment all scattered pieces of their life can be gathered. All essential parts of the intricate make-up of their identity are waiting to be revealed and comprehended. The magic "Eureka moment" allows them to enliven and dress up their expectations for the future. (“Waiting for Eureka” )

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