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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prolong \Pro*long"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prolonged; p. pr. & vb. n. Prolonging.] [F. prolonger, L. prolongare; pro before, forth + longus long. See Long, a., and cf. Prolongate, Purloin. ] [1913 Webster] 1. To extend in space or length; as, to prolong a line. [1913 Webster] 2. To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue; as, to prolong one's days. [1913 Webster] Prolong awhile the traitor's life. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The unhappy queen with talk prolonged the night. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To put off to a distant time; to postpone. --Shak. [1913 Webster]