Pronunciation: (pur-pleks'), [key]
1. to cause to be puzzled or bewildered over what is not understood or certain; confuse mentally: Her strange response perplexed me.
2. to make complicated or confused, as a matter or question.
3. to hamper with complications, confusion, or uncertainty.
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