Examples of prolong in a Sentence
Additives are used to prolong the shelf life of packaged food.
High interest rates were prolonging the recession.
Recent Examples of prolong from the Web
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.
Declining costs for deepwater drilling projects could give OPEC another headache within a year and may prolong the global oil glut.
Infections among infants can cause them pain, prolong their stay in NICU, require more medications and even put them at risk of dying.
The writers made a point of showing Kevin was cold; hypothermia can actually prolong the time a person survives lack of oxygen.
The decision to surround the remaining IS holdouts is prolonging an already grueling fight, according to Iraqi commanders, and is punishing civilians being held by IS as human shields.
But late heroics from the Tar Heels and a man-down slip-up on defense prolonged the championship drought.
The administration hand wringing over the Paris accord, which aims to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (about 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels, has been notably prolonged and notably public.
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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 century
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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