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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. linear, elongate(adj)

    (of a leaf shape) long and narrow

  2. elongate, elongated(verb)

    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"

  3. elongate, stretch(verb)

    make long or longer by pulling and stretching

    "stretch the fabric"

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  1. elongate(Verb)

    To make long or longer by pulling and stretching; to make elongated.

  2. elongate(Adjective)

    lengthened, extended.

  3. elongate(Adjective)


  4. Origin: elongare, elongat-, a combination of ex- ("out") + longus ("long").

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Elongate(adj)

    to lengthen; to extend; to stretch; as, to elongate a line

  2. Elongate(adj)

    to remove further off

  3. Elongate(verb)

    to depart to, or be at, a distance; esp., to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit

  4. Elongate(adj)

    drawn out at length; elongated; as, an elongate leaf

  5. Origin: [LL. elongatus.]

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