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prolonged

[ pruh-lawngd, -longd ]
/ prəˈlɔŋd, -ˈlɒŋd /
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adjective
lasting a long time; lengthy: Regular or prolonged absence from school without a valid reason may result in the absentee being barred from examinations.
lengthened or extended in time or space:Technological innovations in the ICU have led to artificially prolonged life, with associated costs.Abnormally shortened or prolonged telomeres are a hallmark of cancer.
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OTHER WORDS FROM prolonged

un·pro·longed, adjectivewell-pro·longed, adjective
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