elongate


1elon·gate

verb \i-ˈlŋ-ˌgāt, (ˌ)ē-, ˈē-ˌ\

: to make (something) longer or to grow longer

elon·gat·edelon·gat·ing

Full Definition of ELONGATE

transitive verb
:  to extend the length of
intransitive verb
:  to grow in length

Examples of ELONGATE

  1. These stretching exercises can help elongate your leg muscles.
  2. New medical procedures have elongated the careers of many athletes.

Origin of ELONGATE

Late Latin elongatus, past participle of elongare, to withdraw, from Latin e- + longus
First Known Use: 1578

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2elongate

adjective

Definition of ELONGATE

1
:  stretched out
2
:  slender

Variants of ELONGATE

elongate or elon·gat·ed

Examples of ELONGATE

  1. <the giraffe's elongate neck is thought to be the result of natural selection>

First Known Use of ELONGATE

1751

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