Prolong

Pro*long"

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prolonged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Prolonging.] [F. prolonger, L. prolongare; pro before, forth + longus long. See Long, a., and cf. Prolongate, Purloin. ]
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1. To extend in space or length; as, to prolong a line.
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2. To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue; as, to prolong one's days.
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Prolong awhile the traitor's life.
Shak.
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The unhappy queen with talk prolonged the night.
Dryden.
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3. To put off to a distant time; to postpone. Shak.
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