Definition of elongate :
1. Drawn out at length; elongated; as, an elongate leaf.
2. To depart to, or be at, a distance; esp., to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit.
3. To lengthen; to extend; to stretch; as, to elongate a line.
4. To remove further off.
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extend (part of speech: verb)
- The tubes generally become thicker by degrees as they elongate, some only slightly exceeding the length of the protospores. - "Fungi: Their Nature and Uses", Mordecai Cubitt Cooke.
- When we consider how the teeth elongate and enlarge in his gums, pressing on the nerves and on the surrounding parts, and thus how frequently they produce pain, irritation, and inflammation; when we further contemplate what sympathy there is in the nervous system, and how susceptible the young are to pain, no surprise can be felt, at the immense disturbance, and the consequent suffering and danger frequently experienced by children while cutting their first set of teeth. - "Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children", Pye Henry Chavasse.
- These mites are elongate in form, have rudimentary mouth- parts and but four legs. - "Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects", C. V. Riley.