- to draw out to greater length; lengthen; extend.
- to increase in length.
- extended; lengthened.
- long and thin.
Origin of elongate
Examples from the Web for elongating
The five shades, which range from "fair blush" to "rich chestnut," are designed to provide an elongating effect to the leg.LMVH Denies Nicolas Ghesquiere Rumors; Michael Kors Collaborates With Gwyneth Paltrow
The Fashion Beast Team
October 11, 2013
I had been told that sneaker wedges were elongating on the leg; with the right skinny jeans, flattering even.Summer’s Ugliest Trend? Sneaker Wedges Should Be Banned!
May 30, 2012
Straightening her back and elongating her neck, she centers herself at the top of the stairs.Backstage at Marchesa
Isabel Wilkinson, Kevin Tachman
September 14, 2011
Klale, the Humorous, kicks playfully, elongating in preparatory gymnastics.Mount Rainier
They have the power of elongating and contracting themselves like the snails.The Ocean World:
He has great capacities in the way of elongating and contracting himself.Bob
The animal has the power of elongating and contracting the neck, so that it appears sometimes short, sometimes long.
The change has been effected by the simple process of elongating the "table."The Romance of a Great Store
- to make or become longer; stretch
- long and narrow; slenderelongate leaves
- lengthened or tapered
Word Origin and History for elongating
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.