Pronunciation: (im'pli-kāt"), [key]
v.t., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
1. to show to be also involved, usually in an incriminating manner: to be implicated in a crime.
2. to imply as a necessary circumstance, or as something to be inferred or understood.
3. to connect or relate to intimately; affect as a consequence: The malfunctioning of one part of the nervous system implicates another part.
4. fold or twist together; intertwine; interlace.

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