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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɛl.əˌveɪ.ɾɪd/, /ˈɛl.əˌveɪ.ɾəd/
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- Hyphenation: el‧e‧vated
- simple past tense and past participle of elevate
elevated (comparative more elevated, superlative most elevated)
- Raised, particularly above ground level.
- Increased, particularly above a normal level.
- the elevated language of poetry
- The patient presented with elevated blood pressure.
- Of a higher rank or status.
- (computing) Running with administrator rights.
- Install all the required tools from an elevated console.
- (archaic, slang) Intoxicated; drunk.
- 1836 March – 1837 October, Charles Dickens, “(please specify the chapter name)”, in The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, London: Chapman and Hall, […], published 1837, →OCLC:
- ‘I hope,’ said Mr. Pickwick, ‘that our volatile friend is committing no absurdities in that dickey behind.’
‘Oh dear, no,’ replied Ben Allen. ‘Except when he’s elevated, Bob’s the quietest creature breathing.’
- (linguistics) Of a higher register or style.
above ground level
of a higher rank
elevated (plural elevateds)
- (US) An elevated railway.
- 1934, Dashiell Hammett, chapter 16, in The Thin Man, New York: Knopf:
- Mr. Nunheim's home was on the fourth floor of a dark, damp, and smelly building made noisy by the Sixth Avenue elevated.
- 2012, Roger P. Roess; Gene Sansone, The Wheels That Drove New York:
- While the New York, Fordham, and Bronx Railway never built any elevateds, its franchise rights were valuable.
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