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    prolong - Dictionary definition and meaning for word prolong

    (verb) lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    Synonyms : draw out , extend , protract
    Example Sentence
    • We prolonged our stay
    • She extended her visit by another day
    • The meeting was drawn out until midnight
    (verb) lengthen or extend in duration or space
    Synonyms : keep up , sustain
    Example Sentence
    • We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible
    • prolong the treatment of the patient
    • keep up the good work
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for prolong

PRO + LONG... LONG something that is stretched out, drawn out. Therefore prolong is to stretch the time, delay.

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