Part of speech: verb

To make or grow longer; extend; protract.

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Usage examples "lengthen":

  1. As the evening shadows lengthen, and the night wind softly steals through the trees, touching with restless fingers the still waters of the little lochans that would fain have rest, there can be heard a long, long whisper, like a sigh. - "A Book of Myths", Jean Lang.
  2. This will prevent the hardening of the cellular tissues which produces the decrepitude of old age, and help to bless and lengthen human life. - "The Universe a Vast Electric Organism", George Woodward Warder.
  3. Change the chin, lengthen my nose, make the eyes brown instead of blue, and it might be me. - "The Sky Is Falling", Lester del Rey.