elaborate

[ adjective ih-lab-er-it; verb ih-lab-uh-reyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF elaborate
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ELABORATE

"Don't let me detain you," said Halbert, with an elaborate share of politeness.

The preparations for our reception at Adelaide were most elaborate.

He read with pencil in hand, and he had an elaborate system of marking a book.

Sidney examined with some dismay the elaborate negligee garments in her hand.

And suddenly it dawned upon him that all this was an elaborate joke.

The walls were hung with stuffs of gorgeous colouring and elaborate design.

It is elaborate and able, but too long for citation here in full.

Further, an elaborate system of warranty was connected with these warehouses.

The valet gave an elaborate description of his master's looks.

This may be illustrated by the Wyandots, who have an elaborate system of government.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "produced by labor," from Latin elaboratus, past participle of elaborare "to exert oneself" (see elaboration). Meaning "very detailed" is from 1620s.

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