Elaborate E*lab"o*rate, a. [L. elaboratus, p. p. of elaborare to work out; e out + laborare to labor, labor labor. See {Labor}.] Wrought with labor; finished with great care; studied; executed with exactness or painstaking; as, an elaborate discourse; an elaborate performance; elaborate research. [1913 Webster]

Drawn to the life in each elaborate page. --Waller.

Syn: Labored; complicated; studied; perfected; high-wrought. -- {E*lab"o*rate*ly}, adv. -- {E*lab"o*rate*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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