- to draw out to greater length; lengthen; extend.
- to increase in length.
- extended; lengthened.
- long and thin.
Origin of elongate
Examples from the Web for elongated
Koh developed a theory of "elongated imminence," which he likened to "battered spouse syndrome."David's Bookclub: Kill or Capture
September 11, 2012
Grispelle, as my mother and I make them, are elongated fritters about the size and shape of slender éclairs.Italy's Best Dessert Secret
December 9, 2010
Pedro obeyed, but shortly after returned with a most dismal and elongated visage.Gomez Arias
Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
And they also had their mother's blue eyes, but their faces were elongated like that of their father.Fruitfulness
The pores are irregularly shaped and elongated, golden yellow.
These spines are at first papilliform, then elongated and round.
Linear, elongated oblong, more than three times as long as wide.Trees of the Northern United States
Austin C. Apgar
- to make or become longer; stretch
- long and narrow; slenderelongate leaves
- lengthened or tapered
Word Origin and History for elongated
1530s, from Late Latin elongatus, past participle of elongare "to prolong, protract" (see elongation). Earlier in the same sense was elongen (mid-15c.). Related: Elongated; elongating.