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elongate

[ ih-lawng-geyt, ih-long-, ee-lawng-geyt, ee-long- ]
/ ɪˈlɔŋ geɪt, ɪˈlɒŋ-, ˈi lɔŋˌgeɪt, ˈi lɒŋ- /
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verb (used with object), e·lon·gat·ed, e·lon·gat·ing.
to draw out to greater length; lengthen; extend.
verb (used without object), e·lon·gat·ed, e·lon·gat·ing.
to increase in length.
adjective Also e·lon·gat·ed .
extended; lengthened.
long and thin.
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Origin of elongate

1530–40; <Late Latin ēlongātus lengthened out, past participle of ēlongāre to make longer, make distant, remove, equivalent to Latin ē-e-1 + -longāre, derivative of longuslong1, longē far off

OTHER WORDS FROM elongate

e·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

British Dictionary definitions for elongate

elongate
/ (ˈiːlɒŋɡeɪt) /

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

Word Origin for elongate

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