Elaborate

Definition of Elaborate

E`lab´o`rate
a.1.Wrought with labor; finished with great care; studied; executed with exactness or painstaking; as, an elaborate discourse; an elaborate performance; elaborate research.
Drawn to the life in each elaborate page.
- Waller.
v. t.1.To produce with labor
[imp. & p. p. Elaborated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Elaborating .]
They in full joy elaborate a sigh,
- Young.
2.To perfect with painstaking; to improve or refine with labor and study, or by successive operations; as, to elaborate a painting or a literary work.
The sap is . . . still more elaborated and exalted as it circulates through the vessels of the plant.
- Arbuthnot.

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