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lengthen


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lengthen  \Length"en\  (-'n),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lengthened} 
  (-'nd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Lengthening}  (-'n*[i^]ng).] 
  To  extent  in  length;  to  make  longer  in  extent  or  duration; 
  as  to  lengthen  a  line  or  a  road;  to  lengthen  life;  -- 
  sometimes  followed  by  out 
 
  What  if  I  please  to  lengthen  out  his  date.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lengthen  \Length"en\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  longer.  --Locke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lengthen 
  v  1:  make  longer;  "Lengthen  this  skirt,  please"  [ant:  {shorten}] 
  2:  become  long  or  longer;  "In  Spring,  the  days  lengthen"  [ant: 
  {shorten}] 




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