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English definition of “elongate”

elongate

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈiː.lɒŋ.ɡeɪt/ us    /ɪˈlɑːŋ-/
to become or make something become longer, and often thinner: The cells elongate as they take in water.Becoming biggerEnlarging and inflating
elongation
noun [U] uk   /ˌiː.lɒŋˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ɪˌlɑːŋ-/
Thin and fine

elongate

adjective // specialized
much longer than it is wide: Acanthoclinus are elongate fishes.
(Definition of elongate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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