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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.