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(of a leaf shape) long and narrow
having notably more length than width; being long and slender
"an elongate tail tapering to a point"; "the old man's gaunt and elongated frame"
make long or longer by pulling and stretching
"stretch the fabric"
To make long or longer by pulling and stretching; to make elongated.
Origin: elongare, elongat-, a combination of ex- ("out") + longus ("long").
to lengthen; to extend; to stretch; as, to elongate a line
to remove further off
to depart to, or be at, a distance; esp., to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit
drawn out at length; elongated; as, an elongate leaf
Origin: [LL. elongatus.]
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