AskDefine | Define prolonged

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prolonged adj
1 relatively long in duration; tediously protracted; "a drawn-out argument"; "an extended discussion"; "a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law"; "a prolonged and bitter struggle"; "protracted negotiations" [syn: drawn-out, extended, lengthy, protracted]
2 drawn out or made longer spatially; "Picasso's elongated Don Quixote"; "lengthened skirts are fashionable this year"; "the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes"; "a prolonged black line across the page" [syn: elongated, extended, lengthened]
3 (of illness) developing slowly or of long duration

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  1. lengthy in duration; extended; protracted.



lengthy in duration; extended; protracted
  • Finnish: pitkittynyt, pitkällinen, pitkitetty


  1. past of prolong

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

dragged out, dragging, drawn, drawn out, drawn-out, elongated, extended, interminable, languishing, lasting, lengthened, lengthy, lingering, long, long-continuing, long-drawn, long-drawn-out, long-pending, long-winded, longsome, marathon, overlong, prolongated, protracted, pulled, spun out, spun-out, straggling, strained, stretched, stretched out, stretched-out, strung out, taut, tense, tight
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