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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
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 long, 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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British Dictionary definitions for un elongated

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 un 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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