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Element (verb)

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To Élement. v.a. [from the noun.]

  1. To compound of elements.

    Whether any one such body be met with, in those said to be elemented bodies, I now question. Boyle's Scept. Chym.

  2. To constitute; to make as a first principle.

    Dull sublunary lover's love,
    Whose soul is sense, cannot admit
    Of absence, 'cause it doth remove
    The thing which elemented it.
    Donne.

Sources: Boyle, Robert (69) · Donne, John (38)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Element (verb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 6, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=12868.


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