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adjective as in extended

adjective as in drawn-out

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I tend to prolong my meals until they take on the mood of a snack, and to draw out my snacks, too.

From Eater

After all, the tantalizing appeal of SAT solving is that if you can just figure out how to check one more case, call one more babysitter, prolong the search just a little longer, you might find what you’re looking for.

The smartphone market also dropped 20% year-over-year during the first quarter, underscoring the coronavirus pandemic’s prolonged financial hit.

From Fortune

If they aren’t able to speak up when they spot a problem, we risk prolonging this crisis, deepening the economic pain, and ultimately losing more lives.

From Fortune

The record was as meticulous as it was prolonged, with researchers relying on a microscope to log shifts of mercury as fine as one-hundredth of an inch.

But medical experts say being able to take advantage of American health care almost certainly prolonged his life.

A few hours after the prolonged exposure to Duncan, Williams and her fetus died of overwhelming Ebola infection.

In fact, the pilot is actually a prolonged rant against the very behaviors that many people wrongfully assume the show celebrates.

But McCrum withdrew his name in 2010, as the prolonged nomination process stalled his law practice.

A woman, sixty-eight, suffers a heart attack and goes into prolonged cardiac arrest.

I am thankful that prolonged mourning is out of date; it made a fright of me and was getting on my nerves.

It was a severe and prolonged operation, p. 182but saved my life and re-established my health.

Then, lifting its head and muzzle to the sky, it opened its long jaws and gave vent to a dismal and prolonged howling.

The prolonged and doubtful struggle naturally wearied out the patience of the non-combatants behind Gillies Hill.

This condition prolonged the separation of our faith from science for fifteen hundred years after its beginning.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prolonged, such as: dull, lengthened, protracted, drawn-out, lengthy, and tedious.

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