200 Words That Start With EL

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el (noun) a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level Synonyms: elevated, elevated railroad, elevated railway, overhead railway
elaborate (adjective) developed or executed with care and in minute detail Synonyms: detailed, elaborated
(adjective) marked by complexity and richness of detail Synonyms: luxuriant
(verb) make more complex, intricate, or richer Synonyms: complicate, rarify, refine
(verb) work out in detail Synonyms: work out
(verb) add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing Synonyms: dilate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate
(verb) produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
elaborated (adjective) developed or executed with care and in minute detail Synonyms: detailed, elaborate
elaborately (adverb) with elaboration Synonyms: in an elaborate way, intricately
elaborateness (noun) marked by elaborately complex detail Synonyms: elaboration, intricacy, involution
(noun) an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated Synonyms: ornateness
elaboration (noun) developing in intricate and painstaking detail Synonyms: working out
(noun) addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail Synonyms: amplification
(noun) marked by elaborately complex detail Synonyms: elaborateness, intricacy, involution
(noun) a discussion that provides additional information Synonyms: enlargement, expansion
(noun) the result of improving something Synonyms: refinement
elan (noun) enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness
(noun) distinctive and stylish elegance Synonyms: dash, flair, panache, style
(noun) a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause) Synonyms: ardor, ardour, zeal
eland (noun) either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus having short spirally twisted horns in both sexes
elaphure (noun) large Chinese deer surviving only in domesticated herds Synonyms: Elaphurus davidianus, pere david's deer
elapid (noun) any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres Synonyms: elapid snake
elapse (verb) for time to move forward Synonyms: glide by, go along, go by, lapse, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by
elapsed (adjective) (of time) having passed or slipped by
elasmobranch (noun) any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks, rays, skates Synonyms: selachian
elastance (noun) The capacity of a dielectric for opposing an electric charge Synonyms: electrical elastance
elastase (noun) a pancreatic enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of elastin
elastic (adjective) capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy
(adjective) able to adjust readily to different conditions Synonyms: flexible, pliable, pliant
(noun) a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material
(noun) a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together Synonyms: elastic band, rubber band
elasticised (adjective) made with strands or inserts of elastic Synonyms: elasticized
elasticity (noun) the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed Synonyms: snap
elasticized (adjective) made with strands or inserts of elastic Synonyms: elasticised
elastin (noun) a fibrous scleroprotein found in elastic tissues such as the walls of arteries
elastomer (noun) any of various elastic materials that resemble rubber (resumes its original shape when a deforming force is removed)
elastosis (noun) breakdown of elastic tissue (as the loss of elasticity in the skin of elderly people that results from degeneration of connective tissue)
elate (verb) fill with high spirits; fill with optimism Synonyms: intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift
elated (adjective) exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
(adjective) full of high-spirited delight Synonyms: gleeful, joyful, jubilant
elater (noun) any of various widely distributed beetles Synonyms: elaterid, elaterid beetle
elaterid (noun) any of various widely distributed beetles Synonyms: elater, elaterid beetle
elating (adjective) making lively and joyful Synonyms: exhilarating
elation (noun) a feeling of joy and pride Synonyms: high spirits, lightness
(noun) an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
elbow (noun) the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow
(noun) the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint
(noun) a sharp bend in a road or river
(noun) a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it
(noun) hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped Synonyms: articulatio cubiti, cubital joint, cubitus, elbow joint, human elbow
(verb) shove one's elbow into another person's ribs
(verb) push one's way with the elbows
elbowing (noun) jostling with the elbows
eld (noun) a late time of life Synonyms: age, geezerhood, old age, years
(noun) a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises Synonyms: age
elder (adjective) used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son Synonyms: older, sr.
(noun) a person who is older than you are Synonyms: senior
(noun) any of various church officers
(noun) any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical Northern Hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit Synonyms: elderberry bush
elderberry (noun) berrylike fruit of an elder used for e.g. wines and jellies
(noun) a common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies Synonyms: black elder, bourtree, common elder, European elder, Sambucus nigra
elderly (adjective) advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables) Synonyms: aged, older, senior
(noun) people who are old collectively Synonyms: aged
eldership (noun) the office of elder
eldest (adjective) first in order of birth Synonyms: firstborn
(noun) the offspring who came first in the order of birth Synonyms: firstborn
eldorado (noun) an imaginary place of great wealth and opportunity; sought in South America by 16th-century explorers Synonyms: El Dorado
eldritch (adjective) suggesting the operation of supernatural influences Synonyms: uncanny, unearthly, weird
elecampane (noun) tall coarse Eurasian herb having daisylike yellow flowers with narrow petals whose rhizomatous roots are used medicinally Synonyms: Inula helenium
elect (adjective) elected but not yet installed in office
(adjective) selected as the best Synonyms: elite
(noun) an exclusive group of people Synonyms: chosen
(verb) choose
(verb) select by a vote for an office or membership
elected (adjective) subject to popular election Synonyms: elective
election (noun) the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice
(noun) a vote to select the winner of a position or political office
(noun) the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)
(noun) the status or fact of being elected
electioneer (verb) work actively for a political candidate or a party
electioneering (noun) the campaign of a candidate to be elected Synonyms: campaigning, candidacy, candidature, political campaign
(noun) persuasion of voters in a political campaign Synonyms: bell ringing, canvassing
elective (adjective) subject to popular election Synonyms: elected
(adjective) optional Synonyms: facultative
(noun) a course that the student can select from among alternatives Synonyms: elective course
electiveness (noun) Quality or state in which choice or discretion is allowed. Synonyms: optionality
elector (noun) a citizen who has a legal right to vote Synonyms: voter
electoral (adjective) of or relating to elections
(adjective) relating to or composed of electors
electorate (noun) the body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote
electric (adjective) using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity Synonyms: electrical
(adjective) affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling Synonyms: galvanic, galvanising, galvanizing
(adjective) (of a situation) exceptionally tense
(noun) a car that is powered by electricity Synonyms: electric automobile, electric car
electrical (adjective) relating to or concerned with electricity
(adjective) using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity Synonyms: electric
electrically (adverb) by electricity
electrician (noun) a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines Synonyms: lineman, linesman
electricity (noun) keen and shared excitement
(noun) a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
(noun) energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor Synonyms: electrical energy, power
electrification (noun) the activity of thrilling or markedly exciting some person or group
(noun) the act of providing electricity
electrify (verb) equip for use with electricity Synonyms: wire
(verb) charge (a conductor) with electricity
(verb) excite suddenly and intensely
electrifying (adjective) causing a surge of emotion or excitement Synonyms: thrilling
electrocardiogram (noun) a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph Synonyms: cardiogram, ECG, EKG
electrocardiograph (noun) medical instrument that records electric currents associated with contractions of the heart Synonyms: cardiograph
electrocardiographic (adjective) of or relating to an electrocardiograph
electrocardiography (noun) diagnostic procedure consisting of recording the activity of the heart electronically with a cardiograph (and producing a cardiogram) Synonyms: cardiography
electrocautery (noun) application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)
electrochemical (adjective) of or involving electrochemistry
electrochemistry (noun) branch of chemistry that deals with the chemical action of electricity and the production of electricity by chemical reactions
electrocute (verb) kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair Synonyms: fry
(verb) kill by electric shock
electrocution (noun) killing by electric shock
(noun) execution by electricity Synonyms: burning
electrocutioner (noun) an executioner who uses electricity to kill the condemned person
electrode (noun) a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit
electrodeposition (noun) the deposition of a substance on an electrode by the action of electricity (especially by electrolysis)
electrodynamometer (noun) measuring instrument that uses the interaction of the magnetic fields of two coils to measure current or voltage or power
electroencephalogram (noun) a graphical record of electrical activity of the brain; produced by an electroencephalograph Synonyms: EEG, encephalogram
electroencephalograph (noun) medical instrument that records electric currents generated by the brain
electroencephalographic (adjective) of or relating to an electroencephalograph
electrograph (noun) electrical device used for etching by electrolytic means
(noun) an apparatus for the electrical transmission of pictures
electrolocation (noun) The use of electroreception to locate surrounding objects.
electrologist (noun) someone skilled in the use of electricity to remove moles or warts or hair roots
electrolysis (noun) removing superfluous or unwanted hair by passing an electric current through the hair root
(noun) (chemistry) a chemical decomposition reaction produced by passing an electric current through a solution containing ions
electrolyte (noun) a solution that conducts electricity
electrolytic (adjective) of or relating to or containing an electrolyte
(adjective) of or concerned with or produced by electrolysis
(noun) a fixed capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte Synonyms: electrolytic capacitor, electrolytic condenser
electromagnet (noun) a temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet
electromagnetic (adjective) pertaining to or exhibiting magnetism produced by electric charge in motion
electromagnetics (noun) the branch of physics concerned with electromagnetic phenomena Synonyms: electromagnetism
electromagnetism (noun) the branch of physics concerned with electromagnetic phenomena Synonyms: electromagnetics
(noun) magnetism produced by an electric current
electromechanical (adjective) of or relating to or involving an electrically operated mechanical device
electrometer (noun) meter to measure electrostatic voltage differences; draws no current from the source
electromotive (adjective) concerned with or producing electric current
electromyogram (noun) a graphical record of electric currents associated with muscle contractions Synonyms: EMG
electromyograph (noun) a medical instrument that records the electrical waves associated with the activity of skeletal muscles
electromyography (noun) diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders with the use of an electromyograph
electron (noun) an elementary particle with negative charge Synonyms: negatron
electronegative (adjective) having a negative charge Synonyms: negative, negatively charged
electronegativity (noun) (chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond Synonyms: negativity
electroneutral (adjective) having no net electric charge Synonyms: neutral
electronic (adjective) of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons
(adjective) of or concerned with electrons
electronically (adverb) by electronic means
electronics (noun) the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
electrophoresis (noun) the motion of charged particles in a colloid under the influence of an electric field; particles with a positive charge go to the cathode and negative to the anode Synonyms: cataphoresis, dielectrolysis, ionophoresis
electrophoretic (adjective) of or relating to electrophoresis Synonyms: cataphoretic
electrophorus (noun) a simple electrostatic generator that generates repeated charges of static electricity
electroplate (noun) any artifact that has been plated with a thin coat of metal by electrolysis
(verb) coat with metal by electrolysis

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