yearslong

adjective
years·​long | \ ˈyirz-ˈlȯŋ How to pronounce yearslong (audio) \

Definition of yearslong

: lasting through several or many years Torrential rains and widespread flooding in Texas have brought relief from a yearslong drought to many parts of the state.— John Schwartz

First Known Use of yearslong

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Yearslong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yearslong. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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