Adjective "prolonged" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Continuing for a long time or longer than usual; lengthy.
  1. 'The prolonged period of peace in Europe has created a dangerous temptation to neglect our defences, both physical and psychological.'
  2. 'His international career will also be put on hold for the autumn internationals while he begins a prolonged recovery period.'
  3. 'These drugs can be continued under the supervision of your doctor for prolonged periods.'
  4. 'Then there was that period of prolonged negotiation, which we have captured on video.'
  5. 'We would view any period of prolonged weakness in the oil sector as a buying opportunity.'
  6. 'I love it, but it's a little hard to read because it's heavy and hard to hold up for prolonged periods of time.'
  7. 'Drought is a prolonged, abnormally dry period when there is not enough water to meet normal or expected needs.'
  8. 'It retreated in subsequent periods of prolonged dryness, leaving deposits of sediments.'
  9. 'Because of the prolonged dry spell, drought had hit various parts of the region.'
  10. 'Ironically, areas of Korea are currently being afflicted by a prolonged drought.'


1. to lengthen out in time; extend the duration of; cause to continue longer: to prolong one's stay abroad.

2. to make longer in spatial extent: to prolong a line.

More examples(as adjective)

"recoveries can be prolonged in/at/on weeks."

"exposures can be prolonged in patients."

"periods can be prolonged."

"slumps can be prolonged."

"strikes can be prolonged."

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