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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

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 The elevated platform at the center of the stage where Sultana did the bulk of the work had the aesthetic of a quirky altar, with a neon rainbow, flamingo and cactus, and, naturally, incense burning throughout the set. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tash Sultana is like Ed Sheeran and Phish rolled into one at Milwaukee show, and so much more," 11 Sep. 2019 That, or use his elevated platform to share his passions with others. Conor Orr, SI.com, "Everything Andrew Luck Was, Is and Will Be," 3 Sep. 2019 Before that, Johnson had tested positive for anabolic steroids in 1994 as a track and field athlete and in 1997 for elevated levels of epitestosterone, a masking agent. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, "Tim Tebow, BALCO chemist on witness list in banned drug case," 11 Sep. 2019 Toxicology tests showed elevated levels of glucose, consistent with hypothermia. Amy Forliti, Twin Cities, "Charges: Woman locked son, 8, in cold garage, killing him," 11 Sep. 2019 Christina was diagnosed in 2009 with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition in which the ovaries produce an elevated level of androgens. Emily Strohm, PEOPLE.com, "Christina Anstead and Husband Ant Welcome Son Hudson London: 'Simply Perfect'," 6 Sep. 2019 For a second straight game, the Pirates led off with a home run on the opening pitch when Adam Frazier hit a bomb to the second deck in right field off an elevated Hoffman fastball. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Pirates sweep Rockies as Jeff Hoffman’s strong start is wasted, Colorado falls to season-worst 20 games below .500," 1 Sep. 2019 Early in the season, Roberts explained, pitchers tied up Bellinger with elevated fastballs and breaking balls in the dirt. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Slumping Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger doesn't get start against right-hander," 3 June 2018 Then Almonte strode to the plate, seeking an elevated fastball. Maria Torres, kansascity, "'Keep getting on and we'll get guys in': How the Royals beat the Tigers 8-5 | The Kansas City Star," 22 Apr. 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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3 Nov 2019

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The first known use of elevated was in 1553

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How to pronounce elevated (audio)

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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