verb (used with object), e·lon·gat·ed, e·lon·gat·ing.
verb (used without object), e·lon·gat·ed, e·lon·gat·ing.
adjective Also e·lon·gat·ed.
Origin of elongate
Examples from the Web for elongate
By keeping Brody alive, Gansa and his team have forced themselves to elongate his romantic relationship with Carrie as well.‘Homeland’ Is Finally Back On Track with Season 3’s Penultimate Episode, “Big Man in Tehran”|Andrew Romano|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And it's easier to delay something than to make something happen, so things tended to elongate rather than abbreviate.
All over the body we find a tendency to elongate certain muscles too much.
The form is globular, ovoid or elongate, the apex frequently drawn out into a long tube.
The nucleus is elongate and extends through the greater part of the posterior half.
The head of a bristle-tail carries a pair of compound eyes and a pair of elongate many-jointed feelers.
The egg seems to be a rather rounded ovate, running to nearly spherical on the one hand to elongate oval on the other.
British Dictionary definitions for elongate
Word Origin for elongate
Word Origin and History for elongate
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.