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elongate

e·lon·gate

elongate

 
pronunciation:
ih lawng geIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: elongated, elongates, elongating
definition: to make longer; lengthen.
Stretching elongates the muscles.
synonyms:
extend, lengthen
antonyms:
abbreviate, shorten
similar words:
enlarge, increase, stretch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to grow longer; extend.
synonyms:
lengthen
antonyms:
shorten
similar words:
enlarge, extend, increase, stretch
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: drawn out or extended; elongated.
synonyms:
extended, lengthened
antonyms:
abbreviated, shortened
similar words:
narrow, slender, slim, stretched, thin
derivation: elongative (adj.)
Word Parts
The word elongate contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).