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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Elaborate \E*lab"o*rate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elaborated; p. pr. & vb. n. Elaborating.] 1. To produce with labor [1913 Webster] They in full joy elaborate a sigh, --Young. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] The sap is . . . still more elaborated and exalted as it circulates through the vessels of the plant. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]