Examples of lengthen in a Sentence
The days lengthened with the approach of spring.
Proper care will lengthen the life of the engine.
lengthen a pair of trousers
Recent Examples of lengthen from the Web
The two-hour Today time slot has been lengthened to three hours and then to four, to accommodate a 10 A.M. hour of wine-sipping hosts who make Lauer look as sober as Walter Cronkite.
On one side of the dual-ended wand is a full set of short, dense bristles designed to lengthen and thicken.
In 2013, Filipe Cabreiro showed that metformin—a drug that’s used to treat type 2 diabetes, and that’s being investigated for anti-aging properties—lengthens the lives of nematode worms, but only if the worms have microbes in their guts.
Lawmakers in Maine have toughened the state’s mining regulations, overriding a veto from Gov. Paul LePage to potentially lengthen the state’s decadeslong, informal moratorium on digging for metals.
By Terry’s cult-classic version offers a subtler take on the jewel tone, paired with a plush wand designed to plump and lengthen lashes.
Lengthening the shaft has the dual benefit of lessening the force needed to deflect the stick and makes giving precise inputs that much easier.
And over the years a stream of drugs has improved treatment and lengthened lives.
Cheslor Cuthbert grounded out with the potential tying run on second base in the eighth inning after Whit Merrifield lengthened his league-best hitting streak to 16 games.
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First Known Use of lengthen
Synonym Discussion of lengthen
LENGTHEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lengthen for English Language Learners
: to become longer
: to make (something) longer
LENGTHEN Defined for Kids
Definition of lengthen for Students
: to make or become longer lengthen a dress
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