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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: elaboratus, past participle of elaborare 'to work out'

elaborate

1 adjective
     
e‧lab‧o‧rate1
1 having a lot of small parts or details put together in a complicated way:
pure silks embroidered with elaborate patterns
2 carefully planned and organized in great detail:
a very elaborate telecommunications network
elaborately adverb:
an elaborately carved wooden statue

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