What does prolong mean?

Definitions for prolongprəˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ

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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"


  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

  4. Origin: [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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Babak Goldman:

    We're trained to prolong life.

  2. Shen Weizheng:

    Extending the restrictions would only prolong the problem, rather than cure it.

  3. Jakob Korsgaard:

    The industry needs to prolong the current agreement until the main settlement in 2016.

  4. Michael Roizen:

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

  5. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls:

    We will prolong these measures as long as necessary, as long as the threat remains so high.

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