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elongate

verb

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to make longer
  • in his paintings the artist elongated the bodies of angels to give them a spiritual quality

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elongate

adjective
variants: or elongated

Synonyms & Antonyms of elongate (Entry 2 of 2)

of great extent from end to end
  • the giraffe's elongate neck is thought to be the result of natural selection

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The first known use of elongate was in 1578

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“Elongate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/elongate. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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