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)

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Synonyms & Antonyms for elevated

Synonyms: Adjective

lifted, raised, uplifted, upraised

Antonyms: Adjective


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Examples of elevated in a Sentence


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

Vale said on Sunday people were being evacuated in parts of the small mining town because of elevated water levels in another dam located in the same site. Jeffrey T. Lewis, WSJ, "Death Toll in Brazilian Mining-Dam Disaster Jumps to 34," 26 Jan. 2019 The corrosive water was not properly treated due to an incorrect reading of federal rules by state regulators, and lead leached from old pipes into homes and led to elevated levels of the toxin in children. David Eggert, The Seattle Times, "2 Michigan regulators take plea deals in Flint water case," 26 Dec. 2018 MoDRN, the retailer's exclusive online brand for people who love modern style recently launched, and its three collections have a chic, elevated look with prices that are actually affordable. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "This New Home Line's Modern Furniture Looks Way More Expensive Than It Costs," 8 Feb. 2019 Once again attention turned to Seattle’s elevated roadways. Michelle Baruchman, The Seattle Times, "A look back at the Alaskan Way Viaduct as its demise — and the new Highway 99 tunnel — draw near," 7 Jan. 2019 Everlane pushed elevated basics, like simple T-shirts and navy sweaters. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "How the Great Recession influenced a decade of design," 27 Dec. 2018 The different areas of the scar are elevated and using a plastic surgery closure, the different layers are sutured together. Carlos Wolf, miamiherald, "Various procedures can help reduce C-section scars | Miami Herald," 9 Apr. 2018 Even before his death, Bush’s pragmatism had been elevated to full-blown statesmanship. Julia Azari, Vox, "Death of a statesman: George H.W. Bush’s legacy," 6 Dec. 2018 Meanwhile, Addis Ababa’s tram, the only light rail in sub-Saharan Africa, sailed by on its elevated track. Paul Schemm, The Seattle Times, "Ethiopia’s ethnic divides rock capital," 17 Sep. 2018

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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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The first known use of elevated was in 1553

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English Language Learners Definition of elevated

: raised above the ground
: higher than normal
: having an intelligent and usually formal tone or quality


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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