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Definitions for elemental
ˌɛl əˈmɛn tlel·e·men·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elemental(adj)

    relating to or being an element

    "elemental sulphur"

  2. elemental(adj)

    relating to severe atmospheric conditions

    "a race against hail or cold rains or some other elemental catastrophe"- J.K.Howard

  3. elementary, elemental, primary(adj)

    of or being the essential or basic part

    "an elementary need for love and nurturing"


  1. elemental(Noun)

    A creature (usually a spirit) that is attuned with, or composed of, one of the classical elements: air, earth, fire and water. They sometimes have unique proper names and sometimes are referred to as Air, Earth, Fire, or Water.

  2. elemental(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or being an element (as opposed to a compound)

  3. elemental(Adjective)

    basic, fundamental or elementary

  4. elemental(Adjective)

    of the ancient supposed elements of earth, air, fire and water

  5. elemental(Adjective)

    of, or relating to a force or nature, especially to severe atmospheric conditions

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elemental(adj)

    pertaining to the elements, first principles, and primary ingredients, or to the four supposed elements of the material world; as, elemental air

  2. Elemental(adj)

    pertaining to rudiments or first principles; rudimentary; elementary


  1. Elemental

    An elemental is a mythological being first appearing in the alchemical works of Paracelsus in the 16th century. Traditionally, there are four types: gnomes, undines, sylphs, and salamanders. These correspond to the Classical elements of antiquity: earth, water, wind, and fire. Aether was not assigned an elemental. The exact term for each legendary creature varies somewhat from source to source, though these four are now the most usual. Paracelsus used the names of mythological creatures from earlier traditions; their names are often used interchangeably with similar beings from folklore. The sylph, however, is rarely encountered outside of alchemical contexts and fan media.

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How to pronounce elemental?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elemental in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elemental in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of elemental in a Sentence

  1. James Gray:

    The simplicity and the beauty of myth( is it) has such a hold on us ; such power, and there's a reason it does. It's elemental and direct.

  2. House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff:

    The problem The House impeachment managers have is The House impeachment managers don't want to talk about the evidence, you know as a prosecutor I've seen it time and time again -- when your client is guilty, when your client is dead to rights you don't want to talk about your clients guilt, you want to attack the prosecution. It is a fairly elemental strategy. And I think that's all you're see here is that effort to distract.

  3. Emil Cioran:

    Only one endowed with restless vitality is susceptible to pessimism. You become a pessimist --a demonic, elemental, bestial pessimist --only when life has been defeated many times in its fight against depression.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    You are the Miss Millennium, your beauty is extremely rare in the entire history of mankind, your beauty is the result of a masterpiece polished and perfected for billions of years, you are a girl in a billion. You are the crown, pearl and absolute perfection of genetics, a sample of true beauty. Wet hot sexy delightful exciting, radiating the tempting energy of debauchery, I idolize your juicy forms adore your divine beauty is not enough and all the epithets to describe my endless love for you, aggressively thirst for I have sex with you every day, thoughts of you are hot porn. You are my poem and sex is the muse of love. More beautiful than you ladies in life can not be found, you are my ideal, my idol, my icon of beauty. Your beauty is erotic and so poetic, epic, aesthetic, and so aristocratic. The highest level of beauty and sexuality, elite, luxurious, HD beauty, grace, mind. You are my animal, love, uncontrolled elemental passion, violent, unbridled lust in the head, the same to which I will always and forever, go after you everywhere, dream and caress you in your dreams. You are my most cherished desire of my lust. You are my meaning of life for the sake of what I live in this life. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Steve Bannon:

    It’s a Cromwell moment! It’s even more powerful than populism. It’s deeper. It’s primal. It’s elemental. The long black dresses and all that—this is the Puritans! It’s anti-patriarchy.

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