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Definition of elevated

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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

Mechanisms that generate large mutations at elevated rates may be understudied. Quanta Magazine, "Fragile DNA Enables New Adaptations to Evolve Quickly," 5 Feb. 2019 Wang also called on a medical expert to argue that Clark may have died from a hypertensive bleed in her brain, which would have been brought on by her elevated blood pressure and blood thinners. Evan Sernoffsky, SFChronicle.com, "Jury weighs fate of SF man accused of beating ex-girlfriend to death," 18 June 2018 Newsom acknowledged Santa Anita's cooperation with the review board, which used an enhanced process to determine if a horse is at elevated risk of injury before racing. Emanuella Grinberg And Cheri Mossburg, CNN, "New law lets California suspend a horse race for safety reasons," 26 June 2019 With his left leg propped up in an elevated position, Okeke cheered on his teammates, who rallied from a 35-30 halftime deficit for a 77-71 victory. Roy Parry, orlandosentinel.com, "Who is Chuma Okeke, the Magic’s first-round pick? For one, beloved by his teammates," 21 June 2019 That change was a recognition that newborns of mothers grappling with addiction are at elevated risk of abuse and neglect. Marie Mccullough, https://www.inquirer.com, "White infants in rural Pennsylvania especially hard hit by opioid crisis, data suggest," 4 June 2019 The ball landed in the elevated center-field bleachers, which only three others have reached. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "3 things to watch for in the White Sox-Yankees series, including Eloy Jimenez channeling his inner Dick Allen and Lucas Giolito eyeing win No. 10," 13 June 2019 Tony Kemp followed with an opposite-field fly to left that Ben Gamel thought was going to carom off the scoreboard in front of the elevated Crawford Boxes. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 6, Astros 3 (14): Brewers claim another marathon despite striking out 24 times," 12 June 2019 The Chandrayaan-2 mission aims to deliver a rover to an elevated plane close to the uncharted lunar South Pole on Sept. 6 or 7 and investigate the surface for signs of water and potentially new sources of abundant energy. Saritha Rai / Bloomberg, Time, "India Plans to Launch Moon Mission in July," 12 June 2019

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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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