elongate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “elongate” in the English Dictionary

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elongateverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈiː.lɒŋ.ɡeɪt/  us   /ɪˈlɑːŋ-/
to ​become or make something ​becomelonger, and often ​thinner: The ​cells elongate as they take in ​water.
noun [U] uk   /ˌiː.lɒŋˈɡeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ɪˌlɑːŋ-/


uk   /ˈiː.lɒŋ.ɡeɪt/  us   /ɪˈlɑːŋ-/ specialized
having a ​shape that is much ​longer than it is ​wide: Acanthoclinus are elongate ​fishes.
(Definition of elongate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “elongate”
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)变长, (使)延长, (使)变得细长…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)變長, (使)延長, (使)變得細長…
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