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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 elaborare to take pains, from laborare to toil)  
  elaborately      adv  
  elaborateness      n  
  elaboration      n  
  elaborative      adj  
  elaborator      n  
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elaborate

  

      adj  
1    careful, detailed, exact, intricate, laboured, minute, painstaking, perfected, precise, skilful, studied, thorough  
2    complex, complicated, decorated, detailed, extravagant, fancy, fussy, involved, ornamented, ornate, ostentatious, showy  
      vb  
3    add detail, amplify, complicate, decorate, develop, devise, embellish, enhance, enlarge, expand (upon), flesh out, garnish, improve, ornament, polish, produce, refine, work out  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
2    basic, minimal, modest, plain, severe, simple, unadorned, unembellished, unfussy  
      vb   abbreviate, condense, put in a nutshell, reduce to essentials, simplify, streamline, summarize, truncate  

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adj.
having a moustache, especially a bushy, long or elaborate one
Ex: Interrogated about the prime suspect he had lately spotted in a restaurant, the poet surprisingly claimed: "He was looking trim and was moustachioed eating an ice cream which was pistachioed".
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