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Meaning of PROLONG

Pronunciation:  pru'long

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  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. [v]  lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the diplomatic negociations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"
 

PROLONG is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: draw out, extend, keep up, protract, sustain
 
 See Also: bear on, carry on, continue, keep, keep going, keep on, lengthen, preserve, retain, spin, spin out, temporise, temporize, uphold

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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}. ]
1. To extend in space or length; as, to prolong a line.

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

         Prolong awhile the traitor's life.    --Shak.

         The unhappy queen with talk prolonged the night.
                                               --Dryden.

3. To put off to a distant time; to postpone. --Shak.

 

 

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