- worked out carefully; developed in great detail
- highly wrought or ornamented; complicated
Origin of elaborateClassical Latin elaboratus, past participle of elaborare, to work out, labor greatly from e-, out + laborare from labor, labor
transitive verb-·rat·ed, -·rat·ing
- to produce by effort
- to work out carefully; develop in great detail
- to change (food or substances in the body) into compounds that can be assimilated, excreted, etc.