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.
adj : 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, elaborate]