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 elongated
Koh developed a theory of "elongated imminence," which he likened to "battered spouse syndrome."
Grispelle, as my mother and I make them, are elongated fritters about the size and shape of slender éclairs.
These large rich spots are elongated and are placed parallel to the long axis of the egg, showing but little tendency to spiral.Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2)|Arthur Cleveland Bent
The stem represents a greatly enlarged and elongated mother zooid.
The head is elongated, with a slender muzzle and the mouth-opening small.
He had forever escaped the abbreviated bunk of the Pullman sleeper, and the elongated solicitude of the Pullman porter.The Gay Gnani of Gingalee|Florence Huntley
The two pairs of limbs have appeared as elongated ridges of epiblast.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1|Francis Maitland Balfour
British Dictionary definitions for elongated
Word Origin for elongate
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.