From Latin prolatum, past participle of proferre (“to extend, lengthen”).
prolate (comparative more prolate, superlative most prolate)
- Elongated at the poles.
- A cigar is a prolate spheroid.
prolate (third-person singular simple present prolates, present participle prolating, simple past and past participle prolated)
- (obsolete, transitive) To utter; to pronounce.
- Ben Jonson
- Prolate it right.
- vocative masculine singular of prōlātus