(verb) work out in detail; "elaborate a plan"
(verb) make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern"
(verb) add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
(verb) produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product; "The bee elaborates honey"
(adjective satellite) 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"
(adjective satellite) marked by complexity and richness of detail; "an elaborate lace pattern"
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