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1. Of, relating to, or being an element.
a. Fundamental or essential; basic.
b. Of or relating to fundamentals; elementary.
c. Constituting an integral part; inborn.
3. Of such character as to resemble a force of nature in power or effect: elemental violence.
In certain occult systems, an inhabitant of one of the four elements, especially any of the beings described by Paracelsus as intermediate in corporeality between humans and spirits.
1. fundamental; basic; primal: the elemental needs of man.
2. motivated by or symbolic of primitive and powerful natural forces or passions: elemental rites of worship.
3. of or relating to earth, air, water, and fire considered as elements
4. (Physical Geography) of or relating to atmospheric forces, esp wind, rain, and cold
5. (Elements & Compounds) of, relating to, or denoting a chemical element
(European Myth & Legend) rare a spirit or force that is said to appear in physical form
el•e•men•tal(ˌɛl əˈmɛn tl)
1. being a fundamental constituent; uncompounded.
2. pertaining to rudiments or first principles.
3. starkly simple, or basic: elemental emotions.
4. pertaining to the forces or phenomena of physical nature.
5. pertaining to the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, or any one of them.
6. pertaining to chemical elements.
[1485–95; < Medieval Latin]
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|Adj.||1.||elemental - relating to or being an element; "elemental sulphur"|
|2.||elemental - relating to severe atmospheric conditions; "a race against hail or cold rains or some other elemental catastrophe"- J.K.Howard|
|3.||elemental - of or being the essential or basic part; "an elementary need for love and nurturing"|
basic - pertaining to or constituting a base or basis; "a basic fact"; "the basic ingredients"; "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"
1. Of or being an irreducible element: