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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having many facets or aspects, especially difficult or intractable ones.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having numerous heads, like the Lernæan Hydra; hence, difficult of extirpation; self-renewing; springing up again after suppression, as abuses, vices, and the like.

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