Definition of elemental
- taught elemental crafts to the children
- an elemental sense of rhythm
- the rains come with elemental violence
- elemental passions
an elemental difference between the two
Their elemental passion led to tragedy.
the elemental power of the storm
an elemental analysis of the solution
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: basic and important
: having the power of a force of nature
: of or relating to a chemical element
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