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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: elongatus, past participle of elongare 'to make longer'

elongate

verb
     
e‧lon‧gate [intransitive and transitive]
to become longer, or make something longer than normal:
Her legs were elongated by the very high heels which she wore.
elongation noun [uncountable and countable]

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