[ UK /ɪlˈɒŋɡe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ɪˈɫɔŋɡeɪt/ ]
  1. having notably more length than width; being long and slender
    the old man's gaunt and elongated frame
    an elongate tail tapering to a point
  2. (of a leaf shape) long and narrow
  1. make long or longer by pulling and stretching
    stretch the fabric
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How To Use elongate In A Sentence

  • With its elongated snake-like body, the Leopard Moray eel moves very gently from one end to the other in the tank.
  • The figures of his angels are elongated, with wings stretched upward as if they were sculpted by the Gothic masters.
  • Elongated roars and fragments of voices gave a sense of atmospheric portent, while syncopated pings, clicks and chirps added a desultory counterpoint.
  • _Solus_ was lost through haplography ( 'fulua solus': the elongated 's' form common in manuscripts would have facilitated the error) and _tristis_ interpolated to restore the metre. The Last Poems of Ovid
  • An irregular elongated window pierces the massive back wall.
  • At the top of each panel is a network of elongated reticulated cells.
  • the old man's gaunt and elongated frame
  • The Billet is a small elongated rectangular figure supposed to represent a billet or letter, and to some, a brick.
  • The floor plan of the house forms a horseshoe with the flat end pointing north and the two wings south, the western wing elongated to accommodate the apartment.
  • If you're a fan of the theatre, don't mind luvvies being luvvies and enjoy an elongated version of a Sunday night period melodrama, with an abundance of tomfoolery, then this should tickle your fancy.
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