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prolong

verb [T] uk   /prəˈlɒŋ/ us    /-ˈlɑːŋ/
C1 to make something last a longer time: We were having such a good time that we decided to prolong our stay by another week. She chewed each delicious mouthful as slowly as she could, prolonging the pleasure.Continue and last
prolongation
noun [U] uk   /ˌprəʊ.lɒŋˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌproʊ.lɑːŋ-/
Continue and last
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