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very complicated and detailed; carefully prepared and organized 复杂的；详尽的；精心制作的
elaborate designs 精心的设计 She had prepared a very elaborate meal. 她做了一顿精美的饭菜。 an elaborate computer system 精密的计算机系统
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highly elaborate carvings 非常精细的雕刻 It all turned out to be an elaborate hoax. 这一切都证明是一场精心策划的骗局。 The ceiling was tiled in an elaborate pattern. 天花板的铺设做得很精致。 This elaborate deception fooled his family for ages. 这个精心设计的骗局愚弄了他家很长时间。
Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the sense ‘produced by effort of labour’): from Latin elaborat- ‘worked out’, from the verb elaborare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + labor ‘work’.