Etymology
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elongate (v.)

"to make long or longer," 1530s, from Late Latin elongatus, past participle of elongare "to prolong, protract, remove to a distance," from Latin ex "out" (see ex-) + longus "long" (see long (adj.)). Earlier in English in the same sense was elongen (mid-15c.). Related: Elongated; elongating.

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Definitions of elongate
1
elongate (adj.)
(of a leaf shape) long and narrow;
Synonyms: linear
elongate (adj.)
having notably more length than width; being long and slender;
an elongate tail tapering to a point
the old man's gaunt and elongated frame
Synonyms: elongated
2
elongate (v.)
make long or longer by pulling and stretching;
Synonyms: stretch
From wordnet.princeton.edu