enlengthen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

En- (an intensifying prefix) + lengthen (to extend, to protract).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

enlengthen (third-person singular simple present enlengthens, present participle enlengthening, simple past and past participle enlengthened)

  1. To lengthen, to render or become longer.
    • 1971: Arun Mukhopadhyay et al, Agricultural Extension: A Field Study, p6
      However, recent trends in mortality and changes in social attitudes tend to depress the proportion of widows, enlengthen the exposure period of married…