An elongated dollar bill.
- When you use Photoshop to make a picture longer than it is wide, this is an example of when you elongate the picture.
- When you stretch out a music note you are signing, this is an example of when youelongate.
intransitive verb-·gat·ed, -·gat·ing
Origin of elongatefrom Late Latin elongatus, past participle of elongare, to prolong from Classical Latin e-, out + longus, long
- lengthened; stretched
- Bot. long and narrow: said as of certain leaves
tr. & intr.v.e·lon·gat·ed, e·lon·gat·ing, e·lon·gates
- Made longer; extended.
- Having more length than width; slender.
Origin of elongateLate Latin ēlongāre ēlongāt-; see eloign .
(third-person singular simple present elongates, present participle elongating, simple past and past participle elongated)
New Latin elongare, elongat-, a combination of ex- ("out") + longus ("long").