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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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) 3.0 (2006) :
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, prolonged, 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, prolonged]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
36 Moby Thesaurus words for "prolonged":
dragged out, dragging, drawn, drawn out, drawn-out, elongated,
extended, interminable, languishing, lasting, lengthened, lengthy,
lingering, long, long-continuing, long-drawn, long-drawn-out,
long-pending, long-winded, longsome, marathon, overlong,
prolongated, protracted, pulled, spun out, spun-out, straggling,
strained, stretched, stretched out, stretched-out, strung out,
taut, tense, tight
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