Definition of “elongate” - English Dictionary

“elongate” in British English

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elongateverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈiː.lɒŋ.ɡeɪt/ us /ɪˈlɑːŋ.ɡeɪt/
elongation
noun [ U ] uk /ˌiː.lɒŋˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us /ɪˌlɑːŋˈɡeɪ.ʃən/

elongateadjective

uk /ˈiː.lɒŋ.ɡeɪt/ us /ɪˈlɑːŋ.ɡeɪt/ 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)