Definitions for elaborative
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
e•lab•o•rateɪˈlæb ər ɪt; -əˌreɪt(adj.; v.)-rat•ed, -rat•ing.
(adj.)worked out in great detail; painstaking:
ornate, showy, or gaudy:
an elaborate costume.
(v.t.)to work out in minute detail.
to develop or expand.
to produce or develop by labor.
(v.i.)to add details or information; expand (usu. fol. by on):
to elaborate on an idea.
Origin of elaborate:
1600–10; < L ēlabōrātus, ptp. of ēlabōrāre to take pains, bestow effort on =ē-e - +labōrāre to work, der. of laborlabor
Serving to elaborate.
serving or tending to elaborate; constructing with labor and minute attention to details
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