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  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. 
  3.  To  put  off  to  a  distant  time;  to  postpone.  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  lengthen  in  time;  cause  to  be  or  last  longer:  "We  prolonged 
  our  stay";  "She  extended  her  visit  by  another  day"  [syn: 
  {protract},  {extend},  {draw  out}] 
  2:  lengthen  or  extend  in  duration  or  space  [syn:  {sustain},  {keep 

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