- Elongate is defined as to grow or stretch longer, or make something longer.
- 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.
An elongated dollar bill.
intransitive verbelongated, elongating
Origin of elongate; from 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)
- To make long or longer by pulling and stretching; to make elongated.
- To depart to, or be at, a distance; especially, to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit.