[adj] developed or executed with care and in minute detail; "a detailed plan"; "the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion"- John Buchan; "the carefully elaborated theme"
[adj] marked by complexity and richness of detail; "an elaborate lace pattern"
[v] work out in detail; "elaborate a plan"
[v] make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern"
[v] add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
[v] produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product; "The bee elaborates honey"
careful, complicate, detailed, dilate, elaborated, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, fancy, flesh out, lucubrate, luxuriant, rarify, refine, work out