lengthened


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length·en

 (lĕngk′thən, lĕng′-, lĕn′-)
tr. & intr.v. length·ened, length·en·ing, length·ens
To make or become longer.

length′en·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lengthened - drawn out or made longer spatially; "Picasso's elongated Don Quixote"; "lengthened skirts are fashionable this year"; "the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes"; "a prolonged black line across the page"
long - primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long"
References in classic literature ?
Every word is either current, or strange, or metaphorical, or ornamental, or newly-coined, or lengthened, or contracted, or altered.
A word is lengthened when its own vowel is exchanged for a longer one, or when a syllable is inserted.
They looked like a succession of sharp points lengthened into a tremulous line.
Allen's house; and that they should there part with a most affectionate and lengthened shake of hands, after learning, to their mutual relief, that they should see each other across the theatre at night, and say their prayers in the same chapel the next morning.
The doctors, this time, had no fear for his life, provided that his patience would support him through a lengthened period of the most absolute repose.
Happily the facilities of the composite order presented themselves to effect a compromise, and the rafters were lengthened, so as to give a descent that should carry off the frozen element.
The shadows lengthened and crept out like stealthy, grotesque monsters across the grass.
Stutely filled the Bishop's beaker with wine each time he emptied it, and the Bishop got mellower and mellower as the afternoon shades lengthened on toward sunset.
But often a pause so gained lengthened out until it evolved into a complete cessation from the attack.
As they ran, their arms turned into legs, their faces lengthened into snouts and their backs became covered with long gray hairs.
I noticed a mistake on page nine, first column, first complete sentence, stating, "In this case the barrel shoulder would need to be set back or the chamber lengthened .
Dean Ornish of the University of California, San Francisco, reported last year that telomeres lengthened by an average of 10 percent in 10 men with low-risk prostate cancer who followed his lifestyle treatment program for five years.