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serpentine

adjective uk   /ˈsɜː.pən.taɪn/ us    /ˈsɝː-/ literary
curving and twisting like a snake: We followed the serpentine course of the river. complicated and difficult to understand: The film's serpentine plot was difficult to follow.
Translations of “serpentine”
in Chinese (Traditional) 像蛇一樣捲曲的, 蜿蜒的, 複雜難懂的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 像蛇一样卷曲的, 蜿蜒的, 复杂难懂的…
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