Pro·long v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prolonged p. pr. & vb. n. Prolonging.]
1. To extend in space or length; as, to prolong a line.
2. To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue; as, to prolong one's days.
Prolong awhile the traitor's life. --Shak.
The unhappy queen with talk prolonged the night. --Dryden.
3. To put off to a distant time; to postpone.
v 1: lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer; "We prolonged
our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The
meeting was drawn out until midnight" [syn: protract,
extend, draw out]
2: lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the
diplomatic negociations as long as possible"; "prolong the
treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work" [syn: sustain,