Elaborate Definition

elaborated, elaborates, elaborating
Planned or executed with painstaking attention to numerous parts or details.
An elaborate scheme.
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Worked out carefully; developed in great detail.
Webster's New World
Highly wrought or ornamented; complicated.
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elaborated, elaborates, elaborating
To produce by effort.
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To work out carefully; develop in great detail.
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To produce or compose (a substance, for example) from simpler elements.
American Heritage
To state something in detail or add more details.
Webster's New World
To change (food or substances in the body) into compounds that can be assimilated, excreted, etc.
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Origin of Elaborate

  • 1575, from Late Latin ēlabōrātus (“worked out”), past participle of ēlabōrō (“to work out”), from ē- (ex-, “out, forth, fully”) + labor (“work, toil, exertion”). More at e-, labour.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin ēlabōrātus past participle of ēlabōrāre to work out ē-, ex- intensive pref. ex– labōrāre to work (from labor work)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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