AskDefine | Define elongate

Dictionary Definition

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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Etymology

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

Translations

lengthened
slender

Verb

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

Translations

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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