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elongate


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  line 
 
  2.  To  remove  further  off  [Obs.]  --Sir  T.  Browne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elongate  \E*lon"gate\,  a.  [LL.  elongatus.] 
  Drawn  out  at  length;  elongated;  as  an  elongate  leaf.  ``An 
  elongate  form.''  --Earle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elongate 
  adj  1:  of  a  leaf  shape;  long  and  narrow  [syn:  {linear}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {elongated}] 
  v  :  make  long  or  longer  by  pulling  and  stretching;  "stretch  the 
  fabric"  [syn:  {stretch}] 




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