AskDefine | Define elongate

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elongate adj
1 of a leaf shape; long and narrow [syn: linear]
2 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" [syn: elongated] v : make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric" [syn: stretch]

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elongare, elongat-, a combination of ex- ("out") + longus ("long").




  1. To make long or longer by pulling and stretching; to make elongated.


to make long

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

continue, drag out, draw, draw out, elongated, extend, extended, lengthen, lengthen out, lengthened, lengthy, let out, long, produce, prolong, prolongate, protract, pull, spin out, strain, stretch, stretch out, string, string out, tauten, tense, tighten
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