prolonged


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pro·long

 (prə-lông′, -lŏng′)
tr.v. pro·longed, pro·long·ing, pro·longs
To lengthen in duration; protract: factors that prolong the drug's effect.

[Middle English prolongen, from Old French prolonguer, from Late Latin prōlongāre : Latin prō-, forth; see pro-1 + Latin longus, long; see del- in Indo-European roots.]

pro·long′er n.

prolonged

(prəʊˈlɒŋd)
adj
drawn-out; lengthened or extended in time
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prolonged - relatively long in duration; tediously protracted; "a drawn-out argument"; "an extended discussion"; "a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law"; "a prolonged and bitter struggle"; "protracted negotiations"
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"
2.prolonged - drawn out or made longer spatially; "Picasso's elongated Don Quixote"; "lengthened skirts are fashionable this year"; "the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes"; "a prolonged black line across the page"
long - primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long"

prolonged

adjective
2. Extending tediously beyond a standard duration:
3. Having great physical length:
Translations
مُطَوَّل
protahovaný
forlænget
pitkällinenpitkitettypitkittynyt
hosszúra nyúló
langur
predlžovaný
uzun süren

prolonged

[prəˈlɒŋd] ADJ [absence, silence, period, struggle, exposure] → prolongado
prolonged use of the drug may lead to liver damageun prolongado uso del medicamento puede ocasionar una lesión hepática
there was prolonged applauseel público aplaudió durante varios minutos

prolonged

[prəʊˈlɒŋd] adj [period, drought] → prolongé(e)

prolong

(prəˈloŋ) verb
to make longer. Please do not prolong the discussion unnecessarily.
prolongation (prouloŋˈgeiʃən) noun
proˈlonged adjective
very long. prolonged discussions.
References in classic literature ?
It is an ineffably oozy, stringy affair, most frequently found in the tubs of sperm, after a prolonged squeezing, and subsequent decanting.
asked Oblonsky, drawing Levin's attention to a prolonged cry, as though a colt were whinnying in a high voice, in play.
The very reverse of those qualities prevailed among them during the prolonged sojourns of Captain Bonneville.
But however prolonged and exhausting the chase, the harpooneer is expected to pull his oar meanwhile to the uttermost; indeed, he is expected to set an example of superhuman activity to the rest, not only by incredible rowing, but by repeated loud and intrepid exclamations; and what it is to keep shouting at the top of one's compass, while all the other muscles are strained and half started --what that is none know but those who have tried it.
There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.
Then the business of "getting the anchor" and securing it afterwards is unduly prolonged, and made a weariness to the chief mate.
Just as prolonged and stubborn is the struggle now proceeding between the old and the new conception of history, and theology in the same way stands on guard for the old view, and accuses the new view of subverting revelation.
I did this, as I must have felt then, at some personal risk of a supernatural kind, for my studies were apt to be prolonged into the night after the rest of the family had gone to bed, and a certain ghost, which I had every reason to fear, might very well have visited the small room given me to write in.
The old man, despite his great strength and normal activity, was somewhat tired by his long journey of the day before, and the prolonged and exciting interview which followed it.
From one subject to another the chat with the officer was prolonged.
caused his friends great anxiety recently by a prolonged absence from home.
Our little voyages of discovery were often prolonged by the successive objects that presented themselves.