Un elongated


[ih-lawng-geyt, ih-long-, ee-lawng-geyt, ee-long-]
verb (used with object), elongated, elongating.
to draw out to greater length; lengthen; extend.
verb (used without object), elongated, elongating.
to increase in length.
adjective Also, elongated.
extended; lengthened.
long and thin.

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

elongative [ee-lawng-gey-tiv, ee-long-] , adjective
subelongate, adjective
subelongated, adjective
unelongated, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To un elongated
World English Dictionary
elongate (ˈiːlɒŋɡeɪt)
1.  to make or become longer; stretch
2.  long and narrow; slender: elongate leaves
3.  lengthened or tapered
[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]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

1530s, from L.L. elongatus, pp. of elongare (see elongation). The Fr. form, eloign, was borrowed (1530s) in the legal sense "to remove to a distance" (especially in an effort to avoid the law). Related: Elongated; elongating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature