Definition for PRO-LONG'

PRO-LONG', v.t. [Fr. prolonger; It. prolongare; Sp. prolongar; L. pro and longus. See Long.]

  1. To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of. Temperate habits tend to prolong life.
  2. To lengthen; to draw out in time by delay; to continue. Th' unhappy queen with talk prolong'd the night. – Dryden.
  3. To put off to a distant time. For I myself am not so well provided / As else I would be, were the day prolong'd. – Shak.
  4. To extend in space or length.

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