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.


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E*lab"o*rate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elaborated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Elaborating (?).]


To produce with labor

They in full joy elaborate a sigh, Young.


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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