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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 elab·o·rate /ɪˈlæb(ə)rət/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 elab·o·rate /ɪˈlæbəˌret/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·lab·o·rate a.  Wrought with labor; finished with great care; studied; executed with exactness or painstaking; as, an elaborate discourse; an elaborate performance; elaborate research.
    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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·lab·o·rate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elaborated p. pr. & vb. n. Elaborating ]
 1. To produce with labor
    They in full joy elaborate a sigh,   --Young.
 2. To perfect with painstaking; to improve or refine with labor and study, or by successive operations; as, to elaborate a painting or a literary work.
    The sap is . . . still more elaborated and exalted as it circulates through the vessels of the plant.   --Arbuthnot.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: marked by complexity and richness of detail; "an elaborate
             lace pattern" [syn: luxuriant]
      2: developed or executed with care and in minute detail; "a
         detailed plan"; "the elaborate register of the inhabitants
         prevented tax evasion"- John Buchan; "the carefully
         elaborated theme" [syn: detailed, elaborated]
      v 1: add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning
           of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing;
           "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
           [syn: lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh
           out, expand, expound, dilate] [ant: abridge]
      2: produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more
         developed product; "The bee elaborates honey"
      3: make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or
         pattern" [syn: complicate, refine, rarify]
      4: work out in detail; "elaborate a plan" [syn: work out]