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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Elaborate


ELAB'ORATE, verb transitive [Latin elaboro, from laboro, labor. See Labor.]

1. To produce with labor.

They in full joy elaborate a sigh.

2. To improve or refine by successive operations. The heat of the sun elaborates the juices of plants and renders the fruit more perfect.

ELAB'ORATE, adjective [Latin elaboratus.] Wrought with labor; finished with great diligence; studies; executed with exactness; as an elaborate discourse; an elaborate performance.

Drawn to the life in each elaborate page.