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elevated

adjective el·e·vat·ed \ ˈe-lə-ˌvā-təd \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of elevated

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

Examples of elevated in a Sentence

  1. Her poetry is known for its elevated style.

  2. an elevated monorail that transports visitors all over the theme park

Recent Examples of elevated from the Web

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First Known Use of elevated

1553

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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elevated

noun

Definition of elevated

: 2el

First Known Use of elevated

1881

in the meaning defined above

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ELEVATED Defined for English Language Learners

elevated

Definition of elevated for English Language Learners

  • : raised above the ground

  • : higher than normal

  • : having an intelligent and usually formal tone or quality


Medical Dictionary

elevated

adjective el·e·vat·ed \ ˈel-ə-ˌvāt-əd \

medical Definition of elevated

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


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