complication

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com·pli·ca·tion / ˌkämpləˈkāshən/ • n. 1. a circumstance that complicates something; a difficulty. ∎  an involved or confused condition or state: to add further complication, English speakers use a different name. 2. Med. a secondary disease or condition aggravating an already existing one: she developed complications after the surgery.

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complication (kom-pli-kay-shŏn) n. a disease or condition arising during the course of or as a consequence of another disease.