E*lon"gate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elongated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Elongating.] [LL. elongatus, p. p. of elongare to remove, to prolong; e + L. longus long. See Long, a., and cf. Eloign.]


To lengthen; to extend; to stretch; as, to elongate a line.


To remove further off.


Sir T. Browne.


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E*lon"gate, v. i.

To depart to, or be at, a distance; esp., to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit.



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E*lon"gate (?), a. [LL. elongatus.]

Drawn out at length; elongated; as, an elongate leaf.

"An elongate form."



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