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lengthening


  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lengthening 
  adj  :  increasing  in  length;  "the  lengthening  days  of  February" 
  n  :  the  act  of  prolonging  something  "there  was  an  indefinite 
  prolongation  of  the  peace  talks"  [syn:  {prolongation},  {protraction}, 
  {perpetuation}] 




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