Elongating



[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.
/ˈiːlɒŋɡeɪt/
verb
1.
to make or become longer; stretch
adjective
2.
long and narrow; slender: elongate leaves
3.
lengthened or tapered
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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