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Definitions of lengthen

  1. To make or grow longer; extend; protract. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To make long or longer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To become longer. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To grow longer. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. become long or longer; "In Spring, the days lengthen" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To make, or become, longer. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To extend in length; to elongate; to draw out. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To make longer; to draw out; to grow longer. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for lengthen

  1. It can only seek to complete, or rather to lengthen the chain of phenomena. – Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History by Auguste Sabatier
  2. We are limited in the degree of chamfer that may be given to the teeth, first, because as the cutting edge is broader and the strain of the cut is greater it causes the tool to spring or bend more under the cut pressure; and secondly, because if the tool be given many teeth in order to lengthen the chamfer, then the pitch is altered to a greater extent by reason of the expansion which accompanies the hardening of the chaser. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
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