pro·​longed | \ prə-ˈlȯŋd How to pronounce prolonged (audio) \

Definition of prolonged

: continuing for a notably long time : extended in duration a prolonged delay a prolonged recession a prolonged absence a prolonged drought And in today's competitive situation a prolonged strike can very easily lead to a serious loss of market share which is difficult, if not impossible, to recapture.— David Reid Sometimes the only answer is a prolonged time away from the sport followed by a slow, steady reconditioning program along with physiotherapy of some type …— William J. Goldwag

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prolongedly \ prə-​ˈlȯŋ-​əd-​lē How to pronounce prolongedly (audio) \ adverb
… and Andy demonstrates … the odd talent of coughing in his sleep, coughing prolongedly without waking himself. — John Updike

First Known Use of prolonged

circa 1525, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prolonged was circa 1525

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“Prolonged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of prolonged

: lasting longer than usual or expected : continuing for a long time

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