- Antonyms of ELONGATE
abbreviate, contract, curtail, shorten, abbreviate, abbreviated, abridge, abridged, bitty, brief, compound, conclude, contract, curt, curtail, diminished, diminutive, hasten, hurry, limit, little, miniature, minute, puny, reduce, short, shorten, shortened, shortish, small, smallish, teeny, tiny, undersized, wee, Curtailed.
- Examples of usage:
- They were very close last year, and I expected to find they had crossed each other at this apparition, but to my surprise I find they have become a fair round disc, which my highest powers will not elongate- in fact, a single star! - "Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville" by Mary Somerville
- It was purchased by the Duchess of Portland for 1000 guineas, and presented to the British Museum in 1810. The subterranean ruins of Herculaneum afforded many specimens of the glass manufacture of the ancients: a great variety of phials and bottles were found, and these were chiefly of an elongate shape, composed of glass of unequal thickness, of a green color, and much heavier than common glass; of these the four large cinerary urns in the British Museum are very fine specimens. - "Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)" by Shearjashub Spooner
- At the approach of winter, they sometimes elongate the cells which are to contain the honey, and thus contract the intervals between the combs. - "New observations on the natural history of bees" by Francis Huber