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Definition of "elongate" [e•lon•gate]

  • To make or grow longer. (verb-transitive)
  • Made longer; extended. (adjective)
  • Having more length than width; slender. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "elongate" in a sentence
  • ""elongate" the bankruptcy to earn a bonus of as much as $52.5 million if it can raise $45"
  • "These elongate the front of the foot and the leg, and will come in very handy with the new maxi."
  • "ALWAYS extend at least one-eighth of an inch outside of the outer corner to elongate the eye."