Prolong

Definition of Prolong

Pro`long´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Prolonged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prolonging.]
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.

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