Etymology
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elemental (adj.)

late 15c., "pertaining to the four elements," from Medieval Latin elementalis, from Latin elementum (see element). Meaning "pertaining to the powers of nature" is from 1823. The noun in the occult sense "a spirit of the elements" is from 1877. Related: Elementally.

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Definitions of elemental

elemental (adj.)
relating to or being an element;
elemental sulphur
elemental (adj.)
relating to severe atmospheric conditions; "a race against hail or cold rains or some other elemental catastrophe"- J.K.Howard;
elemental (adj.)
of or being the essential or basic part;
Synonyms: elementary / primary / basal
From wordnet.princeton.edu