Elephant's tusk(Zoöl.), the tooth shell. See Dentalium.

(El`e*phan"ti*ac) a. (Med.) Affected with elephantiasis; characteristic of elephantiasis.

(||El`e*phan*ti"a*sis) n. [L., fr. Gr. from 'ele`fas, -fantos, an elephant.] (Med.) A disease of the skin, in which it become enormously thickened, and is rough, hard, and fissured, like an elephant's hide.

(El`e*phan"tine) a. [L. elephantinus of ivory, Gr. : cf. F. éléphantin.] Pertaining to the elephant, or resembling an elephant (commonly, in size); hence, huge; immense; heavy; as, of elephantine proportions; an elephantine step or tread.

Elephantine epoch(Geol.), the epoch distinguished by the existence of large pachyderms. Mantell.Elephantine tortoise(Zoöl.), a huge land tortoise; esp., Testudo elephantina, from islands in the Indian Ocean; and T. elephantopus, from the Galapagos Islands.

(El"e*phan*toid` El`e*phan*toid"al) a. [Elephant + -oid.] (Zoöl.) Resembling an elephant in form or appearance.

(El`eu*sin"i*an) a. [L. Eleusinius, Gr. .] Pertaining to Eleusis, in Greece, or to secret rites in honor of Ceres, there celebrated; as, Eleusinian mysteries or festivals.

(||E*leu`ther*o*ma"ni*a) n. [Gr. 'eleu`qeros free + E. mania.] A mania or frantic zeal for freedom. [R.] Carlyle.

(E*leu`ther*o*ma"ni*ac), a. Mad for freedom. [R.]

(E*leu`ther*o-pet"al*ous) a. [Gr. 'eleu`qeros free + E. petal.] (Bot.) Having the petals free, that is, entirely separate from each other; — said of both plant and flower.

(El"e*vate) a. [L. elevatus, p. p.] Elevated; raised aloft. [Poetic] Milton.

(El"e*vate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elevated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Elevating ] [L. elevatus, p. p. of elevare; e + levare to lift up, raise, akin to levis light in weight. See Levity.]

1. To bring from a lower place to a higher; to lift up; to raise; as, to elevate a weight, a flagstaff, etc.

2. To raise to a higher station; to promote; as, to elevate to an office, or to a high social position.

3. To raise from a depressed state; to animate; to cheer; as, to elevate the spirits.

4. To exalt; to ennoble; to dignify; as, to elevate the mind or character.

5. To raise to a higher pitch, or to a greater degree of loudness; — said of sounds; as, to elevate the voice.

6. To intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy. [Colloq. & Sportive] "The elevated cavaliers sent for two tubs of merry stingo." Sir W. Scott.

7. To lessen; to detract from; to disparage. [A Latin meaning] [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.

To elevate a piece(Gun.), to raise the muzzle; to lower the breech.

Syn. — To exalt; dignify; ennoble; erect; raise; hoist; heighten; elate; cheer; flush; excite; animate.

with deep fissures; — called also tortoise plant. The interior part is barely edible, whence the plant is also called Hottentot's bread. (b) A genus (Elephantopus) of coarse, composite weeds.

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