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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.
elongation
noun [U] uk   /ˌiː.lɒŋˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ɪˌlɑːŋ-/

elongate

adjective uk   /ˈiː.lɒŋ.ɡeɪt/ us    /ɪˈlɑːŋ-/ specialized
having a shape that is much longer than it is wide: Acanthoclinus are elongate fishes.
Translations of “elongate”
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)變長, (使)延長, (使)變得細長…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)变长, (使)延长, (使)变得细长…
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