Definition of elemental adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    elemental

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌɛləˈmɛntl//
     
    [usually before noun](formal)
     
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  1. 1wild and powerful; like the forces of nature the elemental fury of the storm
  2. 2basic and important an elemental truth
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