E*lab"o*rate*ly, adv. E*lab"o*rate*ness, n.
(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.
(elaborated) adj. developed or executed with care and in minute detail; as, the carefully elaborated
Syn. detailed, elaborate.
(E*lab`o*ra"tion) n. [L. elaboratio: cf. F. élaboration.]
1. The act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement.
2. (Physiol.) The natural process of formation or assimilation, performed by the living organs in animals
and vegetables, by which a crude substance is changed into something of a higher order; as, the elaboration
of food into chyme; the elaboration of chyle, or sap, or tissues.
Elaborative faculty (Metaph.), the intellectual power of discerning relations and of viewing objects by
means of, or in, relations; the discursive faculty; thought.
(E*lab"o*ra*tive) a. Serving or tending to elaborate; constructing with labor and minute attention
(E*lab"o*ra`tor) n. One who, or that which, elaborates.
(E*lab"o*ra*to*ry) a. Tending to elaborate.
(E*lab"o*ra*to*ry), n. A laboratory. [Obs.]
(||E`læ*ag"nus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a Botian marsh plant; olive + sacred, pure.] (Bot.) A genus of
shrubs or small trees, having the foliage covered with small silvery scales; oleaster.
(||E*læ"is) n. [NL., fr. Gr. olive tree.] (Bot.) A genus of palms.
Elæis Guineensis, the African oil palm, is a tree twenty or thirty feet high, with immense pinnate leaves
and large masses of fruit. The berries are rather larger than olives, and when boiled in water yield the
orange-red palm oil.
Elæolite syenite, a kind of syenite characterized by the presence of elæolite.
(E*læ"o*lite) n. [Gr. olive oil, oil + -lite.] (Min.) A variety of hephelite, usually massive, of greasy
luster, and gray to reddish color.
(E`læ*op"tene) n. [Gr. olive oil, oil + winged, fleeting.] (Chem.) The more liquid or volatile
portion of certain oily substance, as distinguished from stearoptene, the more solid parts. [Written also
(E*la"i*date) n. (Chem.) A salt of elaidic acid.
(E`la*id"ic) a. [Cf. F. élaïdique. See Elaine.] Relating to oleic acid, or elaine.