Examples of prolong in a Sentence
Additives are used to prolong the shelf life of packaged food.
High interest rates were prolonging the recession.
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But the proposal's lack of broad fiscal reforms has the effect of prolonging the years-long debate and uncertainty about how to fix Alaska's finances for the long term.
Her explosive and enraged character owed a lot to a life filled with privations, which was prolonged by having children.
The South Florida Water Management District board on Thursday agreed to prolong the hunt through September.
However, the political standoff, if prolonged, could affect Qatar’s efforts to emerge as a regional financial hub and host the World Cup games in 2022, the consultancy Eurasia Group says.
And routine maintenance is necessary to prolong the life and look of the deck.
While the Cavaliers left Oracle Arena on Thursday night wondering how to defend the interior, prolong the perimeter struggles of Thompson (3 for 16) and Green (3 for 12), Curry insists the Warriors will change very little.
After the state legislature's spring session closed Wednesday without the passage of a budget, further prolonging a situation dating back two years, both Republican and Democratic senators and state representatives bemoaned another lost opportunity.
That shedding takes some time (even if only a fraction of a second) and will prolong the merger slightly.
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Origin and Etymology of prolong
Middle English, from Middle French prolonguer, from Late Latin prolongare, from Latin pro- forward + longus long
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of prolong
PROLONG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prolong for English Language Learners
: to make (something) last or continue for a longer time
PROLONG Defined for Kids
Definition of prolong for Students
: to make longer than usual or expected Medicines prolonged his life.
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