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prolong

pro·long

prolong

 
 
pronunciation:
pr lawng [or] pr lang
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: prolonged, prolonging, prolongs
definition 1: to make (something) last longer; protract.
Taking this drug will most likely prolong your life.They were having such a good time that they decided to prolong their stay.Let's not prolong this animal's suffering.
synonyms:
continue, draw out, extend, lengthen, protract
antonyms:
conclude, curtail, shorten
similar words:
drag out, maintain, spin out, stretch, sustain
definition 2: to make (something) reach farther; extend.
synonyms:
extend, stretch
antonyms:
curtail, shorten
similar words:
draw out, elongate, enlarge, lengthen
derivations: prolonged (adj.), prolongation (n.)