elongate

[ ih-lawng-geyt, ih-long-, ee-lawng-geyt, ee-long- ]SEE DEFINITION OF elongate
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"We must wait a bit," says the old man, his face seeming to elongate.

And Johnnie's weight was not enough to elongate its set curves.

Also, used to elongate the mast of any boat by stepping it in a tabernacle.

Some of the species are simple, elongate and clavate bodies.

Levi Pope's face seemed to elongate as he contemplated Ford's question.

The scales do not elongate as in the pear, but the flower-buds are mixed.

(Hymenoptera L.) Maxilla corneous, compressed, often elongate.

The body is elongate and shark-like, and has a long saw-like snout.

The stomach is elongate and slender and narrowly rounded at the base.

The body of the incus is round and the short process is elongate.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Late Latin elongatus, past participle of elongare "to prolong, protract" (see elongation). Earlier in the same sense was elongen (mid-15c.). Related: Elongated; elongating.

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