Elongate E*lon"gate, a. [LL. elongatus.] Drawn out at length; elongated; as, an elongate leaf. ``An elongate form.'' --Earle. [1913 Webster]

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  • Elongate — E*lon gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elongated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Elongating}.] [LL. elongatus, p. p. of elongare to remove, to prolong; e + L. longus long. See {Long}, a., and cf. {Eloign}.] 1. To lengthen; to extend; to stretch; as, to elongate a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elongate — E*lon gate, v. i. To depart to, or be at, a distance; esp., to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elongate — index extend (enlarge), protract (stall), sustain (prolong) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • elongate — 1530s, from L.L. elongatus, pp. of elongare to prolong, protract (see ELONGATION (Cf. elongation)). Earlier in the same sense was elongen (mid 15c.). Related: Elongated; elongating …   Etymology dictionary

  • elongate — lengthen, *extend, prolong, protract Antonyms: abbreviate, shorten Contrasted words: abridge, curtail, retrench (see SHORTEN): shrink, compress, *contract …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • elongate — [v] make longer drag one’s feet*, drag out, draw, draw out, extend, fill, lengthen, let out, pad*, prolong, prolongate, protract, put rubber in*, spin out, stretch; concepts 137,239,250 Ant. constrict, contract, shorten …   New thesaurus

  • elongate — ► VERB ▪ make or become longer. DERIVATIVES elongation noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «move away»: from Latin elongare place at a distance …   English terms dictionary

  • elongate — [ē lôŋ′gāt΄, ilôŋ′gāt΄] vt., vi. elongated, elongating [< LL elongatus, pp. of elongare, to prolong < L e , out + longus, LONG1] to make or become longer; stretch adj. 1. lengthened; stretched 2. Bot. long and narrow: said as of certain… …   English World dictionary

  • elongate — [[t]i͟ːlɒŋgeɪt, AM ɪlɔ͟ːŋ [/t]] elongates, elongating, elongated V ERG If you elongate something or if it elongates, you stretch it so that it becomes longer. [FORMAL] [V n] Mom, she intoned, elongating the word until it sounded like a foghorn …   English dictionary

  • elongate — UK [ˈiːlɒŋɡeɪt] / US [ɪˈlɔŋˌɡeɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms elongate : present tense I/you/we/they elongate he/she/it elongates present participle elongating past tense elongated past participle elongated to become longer, or to… …   English dictionary

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