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English definition of “elemental”

elemental

adjective     /ˌel.ɪˈmen.təl/
literary showing the strong power of nature : elemental force / fury Stormy weatherWind and windsPhysically strong and powerful basic or most simple , but strong : elemental needs / desires / feelings Crude and basicEssential or necessary
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