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Meaning of prolong by Wiktionary Dictionary


    See also

    • prolong in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • prolong in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Explanation of prolong by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. lengthen in time

    2. We prolonged our stay
    3. lengthen or extend in duration or space

    4. prolong the treatment of the patient

    Definition of prolong by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Prolong 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.