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 for elemental
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elemental \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."
        --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Pertaining to rudiments or first principles; rudimentary;
        elementary. "The elemental rules of erudition."
        --Cawthorn.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  elemental
      adj 1: relating to or being an element; "elemental sulphur"
      2: relating to severe atmospheric conditions; "a race against
         hail or cold rains or some other elemental catastrophe"-
         J.K.Howard
      3: of or being the essential or basic part; "an elementary need
         for love and nurturing" [syn: elementary, elemental,
         primary]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  126 Moby Thesaurus words for "elemental":
     ab ovo, abecedarian, aboriginal, acid, aerographic, aerologic,
     alkali, antenatal, autochthonous, baric, barographic, barometric,
     basal, basic, basilar, beginning, biochemical, budding, central,
     chemical, chemicobiological, chemicoengineering,
     chemicomineralogical, chemicophysical, chemurgic, climatologic,
     connate, constituent, constitutional, constitutive, copolymeric,
     copolymerous, creative, crucial, cyclonic, deep-seated, dimeric,
     dimerous, electrochemical, elemental spirit, elementary, embryonic,
     essential, fetal, formative, foundational, fundamental, generative,
     genetic, germinal, gestatory, gnome, gut, heteromerous,
     high-pressure, in embryo, in its infancy, in ovo, in the bud,
     inaugural, inborn, inceptive, inchoate, inchoative, incipient,
     incunabular, infant, infantile, ingrained, inherent, initial,
     initiative, initiatory, innate, intimate, intrinsic, introductory,
     inventive, isobaric, isomerous, isometric, isopiestic,
     macrochemical, macroclimatic, material, metameric, meteorologic,
     microclimatic, microclimatologic, monomerous, nascent, natal,
     nonacid, of the essence, original, parturient, photochemical,
     physicochemical, phytochemical, polymeric, postnatal, pregnant,
     prenatal, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primogenial,
     primordial, pristine, procreative, protogenic, radical,
     radiochemical, rudimental, rudimentary, salamander, seminal,
     substantial, substantive, sylph, thermochemical, underlying,
     undine, ur
  
  

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