Origin of elongate
OTHER WORDS FROM elongatee·lon·ga·tive [ee-lawng-gey-tiv, ee-long-], /ˈi lɔŋˌgeɪ tɪv, ˈi lɒŋ-/, adjectivesub·e·lon·gate, adjectivesub·e·lon·gat·ed, adjectiveun·e·lon·gat·ed, adjective
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How to use elongate in a sentence
When you’ve absolutely got to hit a word count, it’s just so easy to elongate your work by adding in superfluous, unnecessary words so that an idea that should be a brief 10-word sentence ends up being an entire paragraph—like this one.
Finally Bryant — 6-foot-6, 212 pounds of long, sinewy muscle — picks up a ball, takes a bunch of steps behind the half-court line, trots four long paces forward, elongates his arms, pushes forward, and … and … and …“Gimme my money!”Kobe Bryant Punched A Teammate Over $100, And It Wasn’t Shaq|Jeff Pearlman|September 25, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Gently squeeze and press from the center toward the ends to elongate the roll slightly and even out thickness.A Chewy and Crispy Korean Bing Bread Recipe That Chicago Diners Obsess Over|Patty Diez|September 24, 2020|Eater
They prove the power of intuitive user experiences that integrate media, merchandising and content to eliminate the steps that add friction to the customer journey and elongate the buying process.The race to frictionless consumer journeys is expanding beyond marketplaces|acuityads|September 10, 2020|Digiday
The tiny plant, which will never grow leaves or roots, elongates in a spindly spiral.This parasitic plant eavesdrops on its host to know when to flower|Jonathan Lambert|September 4, 2020|Science News
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.
As an adaptation to saltation the tibia would elongate at the expense of the femur and the index would be more than 100.Speciation in the Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys ordii|Henry W. Setzer
Bush inhabitants include several species of lizards and snakes, all of which have rather elongate, slender bodies, and long tails.Amphibians and Reptiles of the Rainforests of Southern El Peten, Guatemala|William E. Duellman
These mites are elongate in form, have rudimentary mouth-parts and but four legs.Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects|C. V. Riley
Subcortical; hexapod; antenn obsolete: body much depressed, with the last segment elongate, terminating in three or more mucros.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
These loops, even when made as perfectly as possible, have a tendency to elongate, thus spoiling the adjustment of the wires.The Aeroplane Speaks|H. Barber