Pronunciation: (i-lab"u-rā'shun), [key]
1. an act or instance of elaborating.
2. the state of being elaborated; elaborateness.
3. something that is elaborated.
4. Psychiatry.an unconscious process of expanding and embellishing a detail, esp. while recalling and describing a representation in a dream so that latent content of the dream is brought into a logical and comprehensible order.
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