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1. lengthen

verb. ['ˈlɛŋθən, ˈlɛŋkθən'] make longer.

Synonyms

  • stretch
  • protract
  • extend
  • increase
  • draw out
  • elongate

Antonyms

  • shorten
  • relax
  • unstrain
  • push

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • length (English)
  • lengþu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Lengthen

  • anthon
  • blethen
  • bothun
  • brethen
  • cauthen
  • cauthon
  • cawthon
  • donathan
  • dothan
  • earthen
  • elizabethan
  • ethan
  • johnathan
  • johnathon
  • jonathan
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  • jonothan
  • kathan
  • lathan
  • lathon

How do you pronounce lengthen?

Pronounce lengthen as ˈlɛŋθən.

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How do you spell lengthen? Is it lenghten ?

A common misspelling of lengthen is lenghten

Example sentences of the word lengthen


1. Verb, base form
Fly ash admixtures can lengthen the time it takes for concrete to set.

2. Adjective
Stretching literally helps lengthen muscle fibers that you just finished contracting.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Low temperatures lengthen setting times and cause slow strength gain even in concrete mixtures without fly ash.

2. lengthen

verb. ['ˈlɛŋθən, ˈlɛŋkθən'] become long or longer.

Antonyms

  • discontinue

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • length (English)
  • lengþu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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