Pronunciation: (el"u-men'tl),[key] —adj. 1. of the nature of an ultimate constituent; simple; uncompounded.
2. pertaining to rudiments or first principles.
3. starkly simple, primitive, or basic: a spare, elemental prose style; hate, lust, and other elemental emotions. 4. pertaining to the agencies, forces, or phenomena of physical nature: elemental gods. 5. comparable to the great forces of nature, as in power or magnitude: elemental grandeur. 6. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of the four elements, earth, water, air, and fire, or of any one of them.
7. pertaining to chemical elements.