lengthen

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EtymologyEdit

From length +‎ -en.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛŋ(k)θən/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛŋkθən

VerbEdit

lengthen (third-person singular simple present lengthens, present participle lengthening, simple past and past participle lengthened)

  1. (transitive) To make longer, to extend the length of.
    You need to lengthen the story if you want to have it published.
  2. (intransitive) To become longer.
    The shadows on the lawn lengthened as the sun began to set.

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