Definitions for prolongprəˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•long*prəˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ(v.t.)

  1. to extend the duration of; cause to continue longer.

  2. to make longer in spatial extent:

    to prolong a line.

* Syn: See lengthen.

Origin of prolong:

1375–1425; late ME < LL prōlongāre to lengthen =prō-pro -1+-longāre, v. der. of longuslong1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. prolong, protract, extend, draw out(verb)

    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"

  2. prolong, sustain, keep up(verb)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. prolong(verb)əˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ

    to increase the length of time sth lasts

    I did not want to prolong the discussion any further.


  1. prolong(Verb)

    To extend in space or length.

  2. prolong(Verb)

    To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue.

  3. prolong(Verb)

    To lengthen temporally; to put off to a distant time; to postpone.

    The government shouldn't prolong deciding on this issue any further.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prolong(adj)

    to extend in space or length; as, to prolong a line

  2. Prolong(adj)

    to lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue; as, to prolong one's days

  3. Prolong(adj)

    to put off to a distant time; to postpone

Translations for prolong

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make longer

Please do not prolong the discussion unnecessarily.

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