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Biology folded on itself

complicate

[′käm·plə‚kāt]
(invertebrate zoology)
Folded lengthwise several times, as applied to insect wings.
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Jess was compelled to write poems that complicate our perceptions and reveal our misperceptions of his character's life, art and times.
Because many of the parameters of the biochemical reactions are only partly understood, and because the random jiggling of molecules complicates the picture, mathematical simulations give only partial information about whether a circuit will work.
This further complicates their tax filing decisions and tax calculations -- and increases their combined tax liability over what it would be were they to file jointly.