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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.
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prolong

(prəˈlɒŋ) or

prolongate

vb
(tr) to lengthen in duration or space; extend
[C15: from Late Latin prōlongāre to extend, from Latin pro-1 + longus long]
prolongation n
proˈlonger n
proˈlongment n
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pro•long

(prəˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ)

v.t.
1. to extend the duration of; cause to continue longer.
2. to make longer in spatial extent: to prolong a line.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin prōlongāre to lengthen =prō- pro-1 + -longāre, v. derivative of longus long1]
pro•long′a•ble, adj.
pro•long′a•bly, adv.
pro•long′er, n.
pro•long′ment, n.
syn: See lengthen.
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prolong


Past participle: prolonged
Gerund: prolonging

Imperative
prolong
prolong
Present
I prolong
you prolong
he/she/it prolongs
we prolong
you prolong
they prolong
Preterite
I prolonged
you prolonged
he/she/it prolonged
we prolonged
you prolonged
they prolonged
Present Continuous
I am prolonging
you are prolonging
he/she/it is prolonging
we are prolonging
you are prolonging
they are prolonging
Present Perfect
I have prolonged
you have prolonged
he/she/it has prolonged
we have prolonged
you have prolonged
they have prolonged
Past Continuous
I was prolonging
you were prolonging
he/she/it was prolonging
we were prolonging
you were prolonging
they were prolonging
Past Perfect
I had prolonged
you had prolonged
he/she/it had prolonged
we had prolonged
you had prolonged
they had prolonged
Future
I will prolong
you will prolong
he/she/it will prolong
we will prolong
you will prolong
they will prolong
Future Perfect
I will have prolonged
you will have prolonged
he/she/it will have prolonged
we will have prolonged
you will have prolonged
they will have prolonged
Future Continuous
I will be prolonging
you will be prolonging
he/she/it will be prolonging
we will be prolonging
you will be prolonging
they will be prolonging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prolonging
you have been prolonging
he/she/it has been prolonging
we have been prolonging
you have been prolonging
they have been prolonging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prolonging
you will have been prolonging
he/she/it will have been prolonging
we will have been prolonging
you will have been prolonging
they will have been prolonging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prolonging
you had been prolonging
he/she/it had been prolonging
we had been prolonging
you had been prolonging
they had been prolonging
Conditional
I would prolong
you would prolong
he/she/it would prolong
we would prolong
you would prolong
they would prolong
Past Conditional
I would have prolonged
you would have prolonged
he/she/it would have prolonged
we would have prolonged
you would have prolonged
they would have prolonged
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.prolong - 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"
carry, extend - continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
lengthen - make longer; "Lengthen this skirt, please"
extend - prolong the time allowed for payment of; "extend the loan"
temporise, temporize - draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time; "The speaker temporized in order to delay the vote"
spin out, spin - prolong or extend; "spin out a visit"
2.prolong - 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"
keep on, retain, continue, keep - allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"
preserve, uphold, carry on, continue, bear on - keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
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prolong

verb lengthen, continue, perpetuate, draw out, extend, delay, stretch out, carry on, spin out, drag out, make longer, protract He said foreign military aid was prolonging the war.
cut, cut down, shorten, summarize, curtail, abbreviate, abridge
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prolong

verb
To make or become longer:
Mathematics: produce.
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Translations
يُطيل
prodloužit
forlænge
framlengja, teygja úr
ilgasprailginimasprailgintipratęsimaspratęsti
pagarinātpaildzināt
uzatmak

prolong

[prəˈlɒŋ] VT [+ visit, life, war, recession] → prolongar, alargar
to prolong the agony this is just prolonging the agonyesto es sólo prolongar la agonía
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prolong

[prəʊˈlɒŋ] vtprolonger
to prolong the agony → prolonger l'agonie
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prolong

vtverlängern; (unpleasantly) process, painhinauszögern; (Fin) draftprolongieren; to prolong the agony (fig)das Leiden verlängern
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prolong

[prəˈlɒŋ] vtprolungare
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prolong

(prəˈloŋ) verb
to make longer. Please do not prolong the discussion unnecessarily.
prolongation (prouloŋˈgeiʃən) noun
proˈlonged adjective
very long. prolonged discussions.
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prolong

v. prolongar, extender; retardar.
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prolong

vt prolongar; to prolong death..prolongar la muerte
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References in classic literature ?
It seemed as if stirred by a streak of wind, which not only bent it, but pressed it down--crushed it so that it did not rise; and this movement was slowly prolonging itself directly toward us.
All sounds had ceased, but with a feeling of such terror as even these awful events had not inspired I now saw again the mysterious movement of the wild oats, prolonging itself from the trampled area about the prostrate man toward the edge of a wood.
But early as he woke on the next morning--and although there was an excuse for not prolonging sleep in the constant whirr and rattle of the "donkey" engine winches of the great ship--he met the eyes of Adam fixed on him from his berth.
"Ah, well--" It was their old interminable argument as to the obstinate unwillingness of the "clever people" to frequent the fashionable, and both men knew that there was no use in prolonging it.
Srinagar -- In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) has said that the occupation authorities are prolonging the illegal detention of the party Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt, by not presenting him before courts on the hearing dates of false cases registered against him.
Prevalence of QT interval prolongation in patients admitted to cardiac care units and frequency of subsequent administration of QT interval- prolonging drugs: A prospective, observational study in a large urban academic medical center in the US.
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The Parliament considered the bill on prolonging duration of amendments to Tax Code of Kyrgyzstan dated 19 February 2015, which propose to prolong the amendments from 31 December 2017 to 31 December 2022.
In March, the council agreed to take a first formal step toward prolonging the district.
Many risk factors have been identified in prolonging the QT interval, one of which is medication commonly used in the treatment of Psychiatric ailments.
He said arming the rebels is a dangerous decision because it aims at prolonging the crisis, prolonging the violence and killing and encouraging terrorism, the report added.