complication

noun
1 problem
ADJECTIVE
major
added, additional, further
undue, unnecessary
political
VERB + COMPLICATION
add, cause

The presence of an armed gang added a major complication.

avoid

We always try to avoid any unnecessary complications.

COMPLICATION + VERB
arise, ensue, occur

Further complications arose when they published an interview with his family.

2 medical
ADJECTIVE
acute, dangerous, life-threatening, serious, severe
fatal
chronic, long-term
minor
significant
common
rare
local
potential
birth, diabetic, medical, post-operative, pregnancy
VERB + COMPLICATION
develop, have, suffer

She developed complications two weeks after the treatment.

die from, die of
cause
avoid, prevent
COMPLICATION + VERB
arise, develop, occur

Complications develop if the drug is not used correctly.

result from sth
COMPLICATION + NOUN
rate

complication rates from eye surgery

PREPOSITION
complication with

complications with her pregnancy.

complication from

He died of complications from cancer surgery.

complication of

the devastating complications of diabetes

PHRASES
a risk of complications

The treatment carries a high risk of complications.

complications related to sth

He died from complications related to diabetes.


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