1. To produce with labour "They in full joy elaborate a sigh," (Young)

2. To perfect with painstaking; to improve or refine with labour 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)

Origin: Elaborated; Elaborating.

(01 Mar 1998)

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