Etymology
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involved (adj.)

"complicated," 1640s, past-participle adjective from involve. Earlier it meant "spirally curved" (1610s).

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Definitions of involved

involved (adj.)
connected by participation or association or use;
I don't want to get involved
everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified
we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved
the involved muscles
the problems involved
involved (adj.)
entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire;
the difficulties in which the question is involved
Synonyms: mired
involved (adj.)
emotionally involved;
involved (adj.)
highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott;
the plot was too involved
Synonyms: Byzantine / convoluted / knotty / tangled / tortuous
involved (adj.)
enveloped;
a castle involved in mist
the difficulties in which the question is involved
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