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 for prolong
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. ]
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     1. To extend in space or length; as, to prolong a line.
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     2. To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw
        out; to continue; as, to prolong one's days.
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              Prolong awhile the traitor's life.    --Shak.
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              The unhappy queen with talk prolonged the night.
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     3. To put off to a distant time; to postpone. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer; "We prolonged
           our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The
           meeting was drawn out until midnight" [syn: prolong,
           protract, extend, draw out]
      2: lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the
         diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the
         treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work" [syn:
         prolong, sustain, keep up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "prolong":
     adjourn, continue, dawdle, defer, delay, drag on, drag out, draw,
     draw out, dwell on, elongate, endure, extend, hang fire, hang up,
     hold, hold off, hold over, hold up, keep, keep alive, keep going,
     keep up, last, lay aside, lay by, lay over, lengthen, lengthen out,
     let out, linger on, maintain, perpetuate, persist, pigeonhole,
     postpone, preserve, procrastinate, produce, prolongate, prorogate,
     prorogue, protract, pull, push aside, put aside, put off,
     put on ice, recess, reserve, retain, set aside, set by, shelve,
     shift off, sleep on, spin out, stand over, stave off, stay, strain,
     stretch, stretch out, string out, suspend, sustain, table,
     take a recess, tauten, temporize, tense, tighten, waive

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