verb (used with object)
Origin of prolong
Examples from the Web for prolonged
A few hours after the prolonged exposure to Duncan, Williams and her fetus died of overwhelming Ebola infection.The Only Thing More Terrifying Than Ebola Is Being Pregnant With Ebola|Kent Sepkowitz, Abby Haglage|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, the pilot is actually a prolonged rant against the very behaviors that many people wrongfully assume the show celebrates.
But McCrum withdrew his name in 2010, as the prolonged nomination process stalled his law practice.
A woman, sixty-eight, suffers a heart attack and goes into prolonged cardiac arrest.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead|Sandeep Jauhar|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This prolonged execution marks yet another death penalty fiasco.
Angelina could not remember that she had ever had a parcel before, and the excitement of this one must be prolonged.The Golden Scarecrow|Hugh Walpole
At the same moment a prolonged crackling broke out in the fog in front.The King in Yellow|Robert W. Chambers
The heart (fig. 224 ht) lies under the dorsal spine and is prolonged into an anterior, posterior, and dorsal aorta.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
Jill always said her mother was too indolent for a prolonged effort; but then poor Jill often said naughty things.Uncle Max|Rosa Nouchette Carey
Even in the case of the death of the most humble member of the community the rites are elaborate and prolonged.The Mystic Mid-Region|Arthur J. Burdick
British Dictionary definitions for prolonged
Word Origin for prolong
Word Origin and History for prolonged
early 15c., back-formation from prolongation or else from Old French prolonguer, porloignier (13c.), from Late Latin prolongare "to prolong, extend," from Latin pro- "forth" (see pro-) + longus "long" (adj.); see long (adj.). Related: Prolonged; prolonging; prolongable.