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tr. & intr.v. e·lon·gat·ed, e·lon·gat·ing, e·lon·gates
To make or grow longer.
adj. or elongated
1. Made longer; extended.
2. Having more length than width; slender.
[Late Latin ēlongāre, ēlongāt-; see eloign.]
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to make or become longer; stretch
1. long and narrow; slender: elongate leaves.
2. lengthened or tapered
[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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e•lon•gate(ɪˈlɔŋ geɪt, ɪˈlɒŋ-, ˈi lɔŋˌgeɪt, ˈi lɒŋ-)
v. -gat•ed, -gat•ing,
1. to lengthen or extend.v.i.
2. to increase in length.adj.
3. extended; lengthened.
4. long and thin.Also, e•lon′gat•ed.
[1530–40; < Late Latin ēlongātus, past participle of ēlongāre to make longer, make distant, remove]
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Past participle: elongated
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|Verb||1.||elongate - make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric"|
lengthen - make longer; "Lengthen this skirt, please"
|Adj.||1.||elongate - (of a leaf shape) long and narrow|
|2.||elongate - having notably more length than width; being long and slender; "an elongate tail tapering to a point"; "the old man's gaunt and elongated frame"|
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"
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verb lengthen, extend, stretch (out), make longer Plunge necklines and high heels help to elongate the body.
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vi → s'allonger
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elongate[ˈiːlɒŋˌgeɪt] vt → allungare
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