AskDefine | Define lengthen

Dictionary Definition

lengthen

Verb

1 make longer; "Lengthen this skirt, please" [ant: shorten]
2 become long or longer; "In Spring, the days lengthen" [ant: shorten]

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English

Etymology

Verb

  1. To make longer, to extend the length of.
  2. To become longer.

Translations

to make longer

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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