Elongate meaning

ĭ-lônggāt, ĭ-lŏng-
To make or grow longer.
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(bot.) Long and narrow.
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To make long or longer by pulling and stretching; to make elongated.
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To depart to, or be at, a distance; especially, to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit.
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Made longer; extended.
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Having more length than width; slender.
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To make or become longer; stretch.
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Lengthened; stretched.
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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 you elongate.

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Origin of elongate

  • Late Latin ēlongāre ēlongāt- eloign

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

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

    From Wiktionary