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Definitions for prolong
prəˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋpro·long

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prolong, protract, extend, draw outverb

    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 upverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. prolongverb

    To extend in space or length.

  2. prolongverb

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

  3. prolongverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To PROLONGverb

    Etymology: prolonger, Fr. pro and longus, Lat.

    Henceforth I fly not death, nor would prolong
    Life much. John Milton.

    Th’ unhappy queen with talk prolong’d the night. Dryd.

    To-morrow in my judgment is too sudden;
    For I myself am not so well provided,
    As else I would be were the day prolong’d. William Shakespeare.

ChatGPT

  1. prolong

    To prolong is to extend or lengthen in time or space; to make something last longer or stretch out. It typically involves continuing or adding to a particular situation, experience, or process.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prolongadjective

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

  2. Prolongadjective

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

  3. Prolongadjective

    to put off to a distant time; to postpone

  4. Etymology: [F. prolonger, L. prolongare; pro before, forth + longus long. See Long, a., and cf. Prolongate, Purloin. ]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prolong

    prō-long′, v.t. to lengthen out: (Shak.) to put off to another time: to continue.—v.i. to lengthen out.—v.t. Prolong′āte, to lengthen.—ns. Prolongā′tion, act of prolonging in space or time: the additional length made by prolonging; Prolong′er. [Fr. prolonger—L. prolongārepro, forward, longus, long.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prolong in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prolong in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of prolong in a Sentence

  1. Michael Roizen:

    If you want to prolong the effects of whatever testosterone you have, you must be thin.

  2. Steven Mnuchin:

    Venezuela's oil... should not be used as a bargaining tool to prop up dictators and prolong the usurpation of Venezuelan democracy.

  3. Unknown, Often attributed to Abraham Lincoln:

    I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.

  4. Ushma Upadhyay:

    It’s possible that it might not work for some people, and it will prolong their abortions, then by the time they get back to the clinic, they’re seeking abortion later in pregnancy.

  5. Heather Wilson:

    It's nonsense. It's just going to prolong the agony and prolong the suffering, there is no integrity in horse racing. These animals are confined 23 hours a day. They are whipped, they are drugged, they are forced to train at 18 months and they are racing them at two years of age.

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