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elongate

[ih-lawng-geyt, ih-long-, ee-lawng-geyt, ee-long-] /ɪˈlɔŋ geɪt, ɪˈlɒŋ-, ˈi lɔŋˌgeɪt, ˈi lɒŋ-/
verb (used with object), elongated, elongating.
1.
to draw out to greater length; lengthen; extend.
verb (used without object), elongated, elongating.
2.
to increase in length.
adjective, Also, elongated
3.
extended; lengthened.
4.
long and thin.
Origin of elongate
1530-1540
1530-40; < Late Latin ēlongātus lengthened out, past participle of ēlongāre to make longer, make distant, remove, equivalent to Latin ē- e-1 + -longāre, derivative of longus long1, longē far off
Related forms
elongative
[ee-lawng-gey-tiv, ee-long-] /ˈi lɔŋˌgeɪ tɪv, ˈi lɒŋ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
subelongate, adjective
subelongated, adjective
unelongated, adjective
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elongate

/ˈiːlɒŋɡeɪt/
verb
1.
to make or become longer; stretch
adjective
2.
long and narrow; slender: elongate leaves
3.
lengthened or tapered
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin ēlongāre to keep at a distance, from ē- away + Latin longē (adv) far, but also later: to lengthen, as if from ē- + Latin longus (adj) long
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Word Origin and History for elongated

elongate

v.

1530s, from Late Latin elongatus, past participle of elongare "to prolong, protract" (see elongation). Earlier in the same sense was elongen (mid-15c.). Related: Elongated; elongating.

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