Lengthen



[lengk-thuh n, leng-, len-] /ˈlɛŋk θən, ˈlɛŋ-, ˈlɛn-/

verb (used with object)
1.
to make ; make greater in .
verb (used without object)
2.
to become greater in ; grow or .
/ˈlɛŋkθən; ˈlɛŋθən/
verb
1.
to make or become longer
v.

late 14c., from length + -en (1). Related: Lengthened; lengthening. Earlier verb was simply length (c.1300).

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