Lengthen

Definition of Lengthen

Length´en   Pronunciation: ~'n
v. t.1.To extent in length; to make longer in extent or duration; as, to lengthen a line or a road; to lengthen life; - sometimes followed by out.
[imp. & p. p. Lengthened (-'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Lengthening (-'n*ĭng).]
What if I please to lengthen out his date.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To become longer.

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