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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."
2. Pertaining to rudiments or first principles; rudimentary;
elementary. "The elemental rules of erudition."
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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"-
3: of or being the essential or basic part; "an elementary need
for love and nurturing" [syn: elementary, elemental,
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,
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