el·​e·​vat·​ed | \ ˈe-lə-ˌvā-təd How to pronounce elevated (audio) \

Definition of elevated

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : raised especially above the ground or other surface an elevated highway
b : increased especially abnormally (as in degree or amount) elevated blood pressure
2a : being morally or intellectually on a high plane : refined elevated conversation
b : formal, dignified elevated diction
3 : exhilarated in mood or feeling



Definition of elevated (Entry 2 of 2)

Synonyms & Antonyms for elevated

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of elevated in a Sentence

Adjective Her poetry is known for its elevated style. an elevated monorail that transports visitors all over the theme park
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Naturally, the label has mastered the art of elevated lounge essentials, which probably explains why so many Met Gala attendees prepared for fashion’s biggest night of the year in Hill House Home’s robe. Vogue, 4 May 2022 Nicki Minaj wore an elevated version—leather, with an extra detail on the crown for height—with her Burberry look by Riccardo Tisci. ELLE, 4 May 2022 Additionally, even those who survive tuberculosis face a significant chance of experiencing disability and elevated mortality risks. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Fellingham has gathered an eclectic mix of fashion visionaries from Kentucky for a high-energy show set to strut down an elevated runway at Fourth Street Live, the Courier Journal previously reported. Jason Gonzalez, The Courier-Journal, 2 May 2022 City officials said these neighborhoods were selected based on elevated crash data. New York Times, 2 May 2022 The level of detail in the pleats, pin-tucks and pin-hooks makes for a dress that is interesting to look at, flattering, and elevated. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 30 Apr. 2022 In addition to higher pay, some economists think that elevated savings, which many Americans built up from stimulus checks and other government aid during the pandemic shutdowns, could help sustain consumer spending in the coming months. Christopher Rugaber, Chicago Tribune, 29 Apr. 2022 Henning delivers elevated workwear to women size 12 and above—a previously underserved market, as founder and plus-size model Lauren Chan knew personally. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of elevated


1553, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1881, in the meaning defined above

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7 May 2022

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“Elevated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elevated. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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el·​e·​vat·​ed | \ ˈel-ə-ˌvāt-əd How to pronounce elevated (audio) \

Medical Definition of elevated

: increased especially abnormally (as in degree or amount) elevated blood pressure elevated temperature

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