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Meaning of ELEMENTAL

Pronunciation:  `elu'mentl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  being or resembling a force of nature; "elemental violence"
  2. [adj]  being the ultimate or elemental constituents of anything; "the elemental stuff of...out of which the many forms of life have been molded"- Jack London; "the ultimate ingredients of matter"; "his proposal is elegantly simple"
  3. [adj]  relating to or being an element; "elemental sulphur"
  4. [adj]  relating to severe atmospheric conditions; "a race against hail or cold rains or some other elemental catastrophe"- J.K.Howard

ELEMENTAL is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: natural, simple, ultimate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\El`e*men"tal\ ([e^]l`[-e]*m[e^]n"tal), a.
1. Pertaining to the elements, first principles, and primary
   ingredients, or to the four supposed elements of the
   material world; as, elemental air. ``Elemental strife.''

2. Pertaining to rudiments or first principles; rudimentary;
   elementary. ``The elemental rules of erudition.''

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