Definitions for prolongprəˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ
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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"
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"
To extend in space or length.
To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue.
To lengthen temporally; to put off to a distant time; to postpone.
The government shouldn't prolong deciding on this issue any further.
to extend in space or length; as, to prolong a line
to lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue; as, to prolong one's days
to put off to a distant time; to postpone
Origin: [F. prolonger, L. prolongare; pro before, forth + longus long. See Long, a., and cf. Prolongate, Purloin. ]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We're trained to prolong life.
Extending the restrictions would only prolong the problem, rather than cure it.
The industry needs to prolong the current agreement until the main settlement in 2016.
We will prolong these measures as long as necessary, as long as the threat remains so high.
Doctors have made it clear that my treatment plan may not cure me but it will prolong my life.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- hinauszögern, ausdehnen, verlängernGerman
- prokrasti, vastigi, longigiEsperanto
- pikendama, edasi lükkamaEstonian
- jatkaa, pidentää, pitkittää, venyttääFinnish
- meghosszabbít, elhalasztHungarian
- tinaku, aukumeMāori
- prolongar, adiarPortuguese
- продлевать, продлить, откладывать, отложитьRussian
- förlänga, skjuta uppSwedish
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