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complication

noun     /ˌkɒm.plɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌkɑːm-/
C1 [C or U] something that makes a situation more difficult , or the act of doing this: Dave couldn't find his passport at the airport and then there were further complications when Fiona lost her baggage . If any complications arise , let me know and I'll help .Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding C2 [C] an extra medical problem that makes it more difficult to treat an existing illness : If there are no complications, the doctor says that she'll be able to come home within two weeks .Disease and illness - general words
(Definition of complication noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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