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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprolongationpro‧lon‧ga‧tion /ˌprəʊlɒŋˈɡeɪʃən $ ˌproʊlɒːŋ-/ noun  1 [singular, uncountable]LONG TIME the act of making something last longerprolongation of the prolongation of life2 [countable]LONG something added to another thing which makes it longer
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prolongationAnticipations and extensions are optional components of prolongation regions; when either exists they are weak components relative to the arrival.The unit of prolongation is the prolongational region.The preoperative radiotherapy did not result in a significant prolongation of survival time.They are really a southern prolongation of Ponta de São Lourenço.Clytemnestra let out an unearthly keening howl, her lips snarling back and her tail a stiff prolongation of her backbone.From the literature it is not clear whether prolongation of therapy beyond four months yield a higher response rate.
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