[[t]i͟ːlɒŋgeɪtɪd, AM ɪlɔ͟ːŋ-[/t]]
If something is elongated, it is very long and thin, often in an unnatural way.

The light from my candle threw his elongated shadow on the walls.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • elongated — adj. 1. having a length noticeably longer than the width. Syn: elongate. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. rendered longer. Syn: lengthened. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elongated — index protracted Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • elongated — [adj] lengthened dragged out, drawn out, expanded, extended, increased, made longer, outstretched, prolonged, protracted, stretched, strung out; concepts 482,779,798 …   New thesaurus

  • elongated — adjective 1. drawn out or made longer spatially (Freq. 1) Picasso s elongated Don Quixote lengthened skirts are fashionable this year the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes a prolonged black line across the page • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Elongated — Elongate 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}.] 1. To lengthen; to extend; to stretch; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elongated — adj. Elongated is used with these nouns: ↑shape …   Collocations dictionary

  • elongated — e|lon|gat|ed [ˈi:lɔŋgeıtıd US ıˈlo:ŋ ] adj longer than normal ▪ The picture shows two elongated figures dancing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • elongated — e|lon|gat|ed [ ı lɔŋ,geıtəd ] adjective longer and narrower than is normal or natural: elongated fingers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • elongated — adjective longer than normal: tribeswomen with rings around their elongated necks …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • elongated — UK [ˈiːlɒŋˌɡeɪtɪd] / US [ɪˈlɔŋˌɡeɪtəd] adjective longer and narrower than is normal or natural elongated fingers …   English dictionary

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