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elongate

[ ih-lawng-geyt, ih-long-, ee-lawng-geyt, ee-long- ]
/ 瑟藞l蓴艐 ge瑟t, 瑟藞l蓲艐-, 藞i l蓴艐藢ge瑟t, 藞i l蓲艐- /
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verb (used with object), e路lon路gat路ed, e路lon路gat路ing.
to draw out to greater length; lengthen; extend.
verb (used without object), e路lon路gat路ed, e路lon路gat路ing.
to increase in length.
adjective Also e路lon路gat路ed .
extended; lengthened.
long and thin.
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Origin of elongate

1530鈥40; <Late Latin 膿long膩tus lengthened out, past participle of 膿long膩re to make longer, make distant, remove, equivalent to Latin 膿-e-1 + -long膩re, derivative of longuslong1, long膿 far off

OTHER WORDS FROM elongate

e路lon路ga路tive [ee-lawng-gey-tiv, ee-long-], /藞i l蓴艐藢ge瑟 t瑟v, 藞i l蓲艐-/, adjectivesub路e路lon路gate, adjectivesub路e路lon路gat路ed, adjectiveun路e路lon路gat路ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for elongate

elongate
/ (藞i藧l蓲艐伞e瑟t) /

verb
to make or become longer; stretch
adjective
long and narrow; slenderelongate leaves
lengthened or tapered

Word Origin for elongate

C16: from Late Latin 膿long膩re to keep at a distance, from 膿- away + Latin long膿 (adv) far, but also later: to lengthen, as if from 膿- + Latin longus (adj) long
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