well-elaborated

elaborate

[adj. ih-lab-er-it; v. ih-lab-uh-reyt]
adjective
1.
worked out with great care and nicety of detail; executed with great minuteness: elaborate preparations; elaborate care. perfected, painstaking. simple.
2.
marked by intricate and often excessive detail; complicated; ornate.
verb (used with object), elaborated, elaborating.
3.
to work out carefully or minutely; develop to perfection. refine, improve.
4.
to add details to; expand.
5.
to produce or develop by labor.
6.
Physiology. to convert (food, plasma, etc.) by means of chemical processes into a substance more suitable for use within the body.
verb (used without object), elaborated, elaborating.
7.
to add details in writing, speaking, etc.; give additional or fuller treatment (usually followed by on or upon ): to elaborate upon a theme or an idea. refine, improve.

Origin:
1575–85; < Latin ēlabōrātus (past participle of ēlabōrāre) worked out, equivalent to ē- e-1 + labōr- work + -ātus -ate1

elaborately, adverb
elaborateness, noun
elaborative, adjective
elaborator, noun
nonelaborate, adjective
nonelaborately, adverb
nonelaborateness, noun
nonelaborating, adjective
nonelaborative, adjective
quasi-elaborate, adjective
quasi-elaborately, adverb
self-elaborated, adjective
superelaborate, adjective
superelaborately, adverb
superelaborateness, noun
unelaborate, adjective
unelaborately, adverb
unelaborateness, noun
unelaborated, adjective
well-elaborated, adjective


2. Elaborate, labored, studied apply to that which is worked out in great detail. That which is elaborate is characterized by great, sometimes even excessive, minuteness of detail: elaborate preparations for a banquet. That which is labored is marked by excessive, often forced or uninspired, effort: a labored style of writing. That which is studied is accomplished with care and deliberation, and is done purposely, sometimes even having been rehearsed: a studied pose.
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elaborate
 
adj
1.  planned or executed with care and exactness; detailed
2.  marked by complexity, ornateness, or detail
 
vb
3.  (intr; usually foll by on or upon) to add information or detail (to an account); expand (upon)
4.  (tr) to work out in detail; develop
5.  (tr) to make more complicated or ornate
6.  (tr) to produce by careful labour; create
7.  (tr) physiol to change (food or simple substances) into more complex substances for use in the body
 
[C16: from Latin ēlabōrāre to take pains, from labōrāre to toil]
 
e'laborately
 
adv
 
e'laborateness
 
n
 
elabo'ration
 
n
 
elaborative
 
adj
 
e'laborator
 
n

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Word Origin & History

elaborate
1590s, "produced by labor," from L. elaboratus, pp. of elaborare (see elaboration). Meaning "very detailed" is from 1620s.

elaborate
c.1600, from L. elaborat-, pp. stem of elaborare (see elaboration). Related: Elaborated; elaborating.
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