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 for involved
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Involved \In*volved"\, a. (Zool.)
     Same as Involute.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Involve \In*volve"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Involved; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Involving.] [L. involvere, involutum, to roll about,
     wrap up; pref. in- in + volvere to roll: cf. OF. involver.
     See Voluble, and cf. Involute.]
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     1. To roll or fold up; to wind round; to entwine.
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              Some of serpent kind . . . involved
              Their snaky folds.                    --Milton.
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     2. To envelop completely; to surround; to cover; to hide; to
        involve in darkness or obscurity.
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              And leave a sing[`e]d bottom all involved
              With stench and smoke.                --Milton.
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     3. To complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical
        structure. "Involved discourses." --Locke.
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     4. To connect with something as a natural or logical
        consequence or effect; to include necessarily; to imply.
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              He knows
              His end with mine involved.           --Milton.
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              The contrary necessarily involves a contradiction.
                                                    --Tillotson.
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     5. To take in; to gather in; to mingle confusedly; to blend
        or merge. [R.]
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              The gathering number, as it moves along,
              Involves a vast involuntary throng.   --Pope.
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              Earth with hell
              To mingle and involve.                --Milton.
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     6. To envelop, infold, entangle, or embarrass; as, to involve
        a person in debt or misery.
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     7. To engage thoroughly; to occupy, employ, or absorb.
        "Involved in a deep study." --Sir W. Scott.
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     8. (Math.) To raise to any assigned power; to multiply, as a
        quantity, into itself a given number of times; as, a
        quantity involved to the third or fourth power.
  
     Syn: To imply; include; implicate; complicate; entangle;
          embarrass; overwhelm.
  
     Usage: To Involve, Imply. Imply is opposed to express, or
            set forth; thus, an implied engagement is one fairly
            to be understood from the words used or the
            circumstances of the case, though not set forth in
            form. Involve goes beyond the mere interpretation of
            things into their necessary relations; and hence, if
            one thing involves another, it so contains it that the
            two must go together by an indissoluble connection.
            War, for example, involves wide spread misery and
            death; the premises of a syllogism involve the
            conclusion.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  involved
      adj 1: connected by participation or association or use; "we
             accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number
             of people involved"; "the problems involved"; "the
             involved muscles"; "I don't want to get involved";
             "everyone involved in the bribery case has been
             identified" [ant: uninvolved]
      2: entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire; "the difficulties
         in which the question is involved"; "brilliant leadership
         mired in details and confusion" [syn: involved, mired]
      3: emotionally involved
      4: highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious; "the
         Byzantine tax structure"; "Byzantine methods for holding on
         to his chairmanship"; "convoluted legal language";
         "convoluted reasoning"; "the plot was too involved"; "a
         knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering";
         "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott;
         "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting
         for months" [syn: Byzantine, convoluted, involved,
         knotty, tangled, tortuous]
      5: enveloped; "a castle involved in mist"; "the difficulties in
         which the question is involved"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  189 Moby Thesaurus words for "involved":
     Byzantine, a party to, absorbed, absorbed in, accessory, accused,
     active, affected, affiliate, affiliated, allied, arraignable,
     arraigned, associate, associated, assumed, at fault, balled up,
     biased, blamed, bound, bound up with, bracketed,
     burdened with debt, buried in, caught up in, censurable, charged,
     cited, collateral, complex, complicated, comprehended, comprised,
     concerned, confounded, confused, confusing, conjugate, connected,
     contemplating, contemplative, convoluted, correlated, coupled,
     covered, crabbed, criminal, culpable, daedal, deep in debt,
     denounced, devious, devoted, devoted to, elaborate, embarrassed,
     embraced, embrangled, encompassed, encumbered, engaged, engrossed,
     engrossed in, enmeshed, entangled, envisaged, faulty, fouled up,
     gordian, guilty, hinted, immersed in, impeachable, impeached,
     implicated, implied, impugned, in complicity, in debt,
     in difficulties, in embarrassed circumstances, in hock,
     in the hole, in the red, included, incriminated, inculpated,
     indebted, indicated, indictable, indicted, inferred, influenced,
     intent, intent on, interested, interlinked, interlocked,
     interrelated, intimated, intricate, involuted, joined, knotted,
     knotty, labyrinthian, labyrinthine, linked, lost in, loused up,
     many-faceted, matted, mazy, meandering, meant, meditating,
     meditative, messed up, mixed up, monomaniacal, monopolized,
     mortgaged, mucked up, muddled, multifarious, obsessed, occupied,
     of that ilk, of that kind, one-sided, parallel, partaking, partial,
     participant, participating, participative, participatory, partisan,
     peccant, perplexed, plunged in debt, preoccupied, presumed,
     presupposed, ramified, related, reprehensible, reproachable,
     reproached, reprovable, roundabout, screwed up, sharing,
     single-minded, snarled, sophisticated, spliced, studious, studying,
     submerged in, subtle, suggested, supposed, swayed, swept up,
     taken up with, tangled, tangly, tasked, taxed, tied, tied up,
     to blame, tortuous, totally absorbed, twinned, twisted,
     under attack, under fire, undetached, undispassionate, unneutral,
     warped, wed, wedded, wrapped in, wrapped up in, yoked
  
  

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