Definition of prolonged in English:


Syllabification: pro·longed
Pronunciation: /prəˈlôNGd, -ˈläNGd


  • Continuing for a long time or longer than usual; lengthy: the region suffered a prolonged drought
    More example sentences
    • Drought is a prolonged, abnormally dry period when there is not enough water to meet normal or expected needs.
    • These drugs can be continued under the supervision of your doctor for prolonged periods.
    • There will be a prolonged recovery period because of the damage the lorry sustained and its precarious position.



Pronunciation: /-ˈlôNG(ə)dlē, -ˈläNG/

More definitions of prolonged

Definition of prolonged in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
a slit made by cutting with a saw