1. Complicated; intricate: the involved procedure of getting a license. See Synonyms at complex.
2. Connected by participation or association: involved in a conspiracy.
3. On fire; burning: The fire spread, and the garage became fully involved.
a. Emotionally committed: He joined their organization but never really got involved.
b. Having a sexual relationship: They see a lot of each other but aren't involved.
5. Curled inward; coiled or involute.
in·volved·ly (-vŏlvĭd-lē) adv.
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