Elongate Definition

ĭ-lônggāt, ĭ-lŏng-
elongated, elongates, elongating
verb
elongated, elongates, elongating
To make or grow longer.
American Heritage
To make or become longer; stretch.
Webster's New World
To depart to, or be at, a distance; especially, to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit.
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
adjective
Lengthened; stretched.
Webster's New World
Made longer; extended.
American Heritage
Long and narrow.
Webster's New World
Having more length than width; slender.
American Heritage
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Origin of Elongate

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Late Latin ēlongāre ēlongāt- eloign

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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