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elemental

  

      adj  
1    fundamental; basic; primal  
the elemental needs of man     
2    motivated by or symbolic of primitive and powerful natural forces or passions  
elemental rites of worship     
3    of or relating to earth, air, water, and fire considered as elements  
4    of or relating to atmospheric forces, esp. wind, rain, and cold  
5    of, relating to, or denoting a chemical element  
      n  
6    Rare   a spirit or force that is said to appear in physical form  
  elementally      adv  
  elementalism      n  
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elemental

  
1    basic, elementary, essential, fundamental, original, primal, primitive, primordial  
2    atmospheric, meteorological, natural  

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