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elaboratory (plural elaboratories)

  1. (obsolete) A laboratory.
    • Robert Dossie, The Elaboratory Laid Open: Or the Secrets of Modern Chemistry and Pharmacy.
      And this, jfldicioufly applied, in an elaboratory, where many such vessels are used, will make a considerable saving.
    • The Lives Of Those Eminent Antiquaries John Leland, Thomas Hearne, And Anthony à Wood.
      He [Mr. Sthael] built his elaboratory in an old hall or refectory. — In the year following he was called away to London, and became operator to the Royal Society; and, continuing there till 1676, he returned to Oxon, and had several classes successively.—The chymical club concluded; and A. W. paid Mr. Sthael 30 shillings, having, in the beginning of the class, given 30 shillings beforehand.


elaboratory (comparative more elaboratory, superlative most elaboratory)

  1. Tending to elaborate.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for elaboratory in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)