convoluted

[ kon-vuh-loo-tid ]SEE DEFINITION OF convoluted
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But a brain is convoluted and to a greater or lesser degree intelligent.

The convoluted and basket-work ornament may also have been derived from the same source.

All rings of the disk not concentric, convoluted in a simple, regular, spiral line; all nearly of equal breadth.

These convoluted pieces are formed into oblong bundles of 20 or 30 lbs.

Generally they are straight or curved; less commonly, convoluted.

But this was the culmination of a much longer, convoluted and fascinating history.

About the middle of the mammalian series it begins to be convoluted.

You call a cigar a "convoluted weed," and so on, you know; that passes for facetiousness.

It is the convoluted road that ends in a bridecake or a cucumber frame.

White faces watched from the viewport as they clomped across the convoluted terrain.

WORD ORIGIN

1811, past participle adjective from verb convolute (1690s), from Latin convolutus, past participle of convolvere (see convolution); or perhaps a back-formation from convolution. French has convoluté (18c.), in form a past participle adjective, without the verb.

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