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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprolongedpro‧longed /prəˈlɒŋd $ -ˈlɒːŋd/ ●○○ adjective  LONG TIMEcontinuing for a long time prolonged exposure to the sun a prolonged period of timesee thesaurus at long
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prolongedHow are you going to explain your prolonged absence?a prolonged and bloody battle for independenceThis was different: these were the sounds of distress - short staccato yelps broken by prolonged baleful howling.We are able to resume ourselves after sleep, after an alcoholic stupor, after an epileptic fit, after prolonged coma.Measurement of sodium concentrations is simple to perform and offers the possibility of prolonged continuous monitoring.She did not want a prolonged discussion, she wanted only that he should go away.Studies show that prolonged exposure to maternal depression can result in childhood mood disorders.Heavy and prolonged frosts could reduce the normally steep and swift-flowing river to a mere trickle.a prolonged illnessThis problem is most prevalent during prolonged periods of hot, dry weather.It would be surprising if prolonged periods of psychological morbidity are not reflected in declining physical health.As he had expected, Grigoriev's skin was tinted faintly golden, the result of prolonged use of Longivex.
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