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. ]
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
Prolong awhile the traitor's life.
The unhappy queen with talk prolonged the
3. To put off to a distant time; to