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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elaborate  \E*lab"o*rate\,  a.  [L.  elaboratus  p.  p.  of  elaborare 
  to  work  out  e  out  +  laborare  to  labor,  labor  labor.  See 
  {Labor}.] 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Labored;  complicated;  studied;  perfected;  high-wrought. 
  --  {E*lab"o*rate*ly},  adv  --  {E*lab"o*rate*ness},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elaborate  \E*lab"o*rate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Elaborated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Elaborating}.] 
  1.  To  produce  with  labor 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elaborate 
  adj  1:  marked  by  complexity  and  richness  of  detail;  "an  elaborate 
  lace  pattern";  "intricate  needlework"  [syn:  {intricate}, 
  {luxuriant}] 
  2:  developed  or  executed  with  care  and  in  minute  detail;  "a 
  detailed  plan";  "the  elaborate  register  of  the  inhabitants 
  prevented  tax  evasion"-  John  Buchan;  "the  carefully 
  elaborated  theme"  [syn:  {detailed},  {elaborated}] 
  v  1:  elaborate  or  expatiate  upon  give  details;  "She  elaborated 
  on  her  plans"  [syn:  {expatiate},  {enlarge},  {flesh  out}, 
  {expand},  {expound},  {dilate}] 
  2:  produce  by  labor 
  3:  make  more  complex,  intricate,  or  richer;  "refine  a  design  or 
  pattern"  [syn:  {complicate},  {refine},  {rarify}] 
  4:  work  out  in  detail;  "elaborate  a  plan"  [syn:  {work  out}] 




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