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prolonged


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prolong  \Pro*long"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Prolonged};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Prolonging}.]  [F.  prolonger,  L.  prolongare;  pro 
  before  forth  +  longus  long.  See  {Long},  a.,  and  cf 
  {Prolongate},  {Purloin}.  ] 
  1.  To  extend  in  space  or  length;  as  to  prolong  a  line 
 
  2.  To  lengthen  in  time;  to  extend  the  duration  of  to  draw 
  out  to  continue;  as  to  prolong  one's  days. 
 
  Prolong  awhile  the  traitor's  life.  --Shak. 
 
  The  unhappy  queen  with  talk  prolonged  the  night. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  put  off  to  a  distant  time;  to  postpone.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prolonged 
  adj  1:  relatively  long  in  duration;  tediously  protracted;  "a 
  drawn-out  argument";  "an  extended  discussion";  "a 
  lengthy  visit  from  her  mother-in-law";  "a  prolonged 
  and  bitter  struggle";  "protracted  negotiations"  [syn: 
  {drawn-out},  {extended},  {lengthy},  {protracted}] 
  2:  drawn  out  or  made  longer  spatially;  "Picasso's  elongated  Don 
  Quixote";  "lengthened  skirts  are  fashionable  this  year"; 
  "the  extended  airport  runways  can  accommodate  larger 
  planes";  "a  prolonged  black  line  across  the  page"  [syn:  {elongated}, 
  {extended},  {lengthened}] 
  3:  of  illness;  developing  slowly  or  of  long  duration 




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