a. Raised, especially above the ground: an elevated platform.
b. Increased in amount or degree: an elevated temperature.
a. Morally or intellectually superior.
b. Formal; lofty: an elevated prose style.
3. Elated in feeling or mood; high-spirited.
4. Slightly drunk; tipsy: "[Samuel Johnson], from drinking only water, supposed everybody who drank wine to be elevated" (James Boswell).
An elevated railway.
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