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English definition of “prolong”

prolong

verb [T]     /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     /ˌprəʊ.lɒŋˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌproʊ.lɑːŋ-/ noun [U] Continue and last
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