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Meaning of LENGTHEN

Pronunciation:  'lengkthun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  become long or longer; "In Spring, the days lengthen"
  2. [v]  make longer; "Lengthen this skirt, please"

LENGTHEN is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Antonyms: shorten
 See Also: draw out, elongate, extend, grow, increase, lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Length"en\ (-'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lengthened}
    (-'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lengthening} (-'n*[i^]ng).]
    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.
          What if I please to lengthen out his date. --Dryden.
  2. \Length"en\, v. i.
    To become longer. --Locke.
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