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English definition of “elongate”

elongate

verb [I or T]     /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     /ˌiː.lɒŋˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ɪˌlɑːŋ-/ noun [U] Thin and fine
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