lengthen / ˈlɛŋk θən, ˈlɛŋ-, ˈlɛn- /


lengthen2 个定义

v. 有主动词 verb
  1. to make longer; make greater in length.
v. 无主动词 verb
  1. to become greater in length; grow long or longer.

lengthen 近义词

v. 动词 verb



  1. Telomeres are supposed to shorten with age, so lengthening makes little sense, and the Twins Study didn’t provide enough data to prompt any real conclusions as to why it happened and what the effects were.
  2. That could help lengthen the lives of children with progeria even further.
  3. The pandemic shut some supply hubs, slowed supply chains and lengthened delivery times.
  4. It’s ironic in part because today’s technology-driven world has lengthened work hours for most people.
  5. Keep in mind that adding veggies or other things to the fish will lengthen the cooking time.
  6. Of course, there's the question of whether we could lengthen maturities as much as we'd like.
  7. That life-giving source is the enzyme telomerase, which can actually lengthen telomeres.
  8. Here are 10 ways you can preserve or lengthen your telomeres.
  9. Old knights were praying Charlemagne's prayer at Roncesvalles—that the day might lengthen while they hunted the Moslem.
  10. The effect of the alteration has been to lengthen the keel, and perhaps to round up the forefoot a little.
  11. The animal can not only move and bend it, but he can shorten, lengthen, and turn it all ways.
  12. There was at the moment a lull in the storm; for a time it seemed as if it would lengthen into a prolonged calm.
  13. The campaign promised to lengthen into a month, perhaps longer.