prolate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prolatum, past participle of proferre (to extend, lengthen).

Adjective[edit]

prolate (comparative more prolate, superlative most prolate)

  1. Elongated at the poles.
    A cigar is a prolate spheroid.

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Verb[edit]

prolate (third-person singular simple present prolates, present participle prolating, simple past and past participle prolated)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To utter; to pronounce.
    • Ben Jonson
      Prolate it right.

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

prōlāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of prōlātus