名词:prolonger 动词过去式:prolonged 过去分词:prolonged 现在分词:prolonging 第三人称单数:prolongs
/prə'lɒŋ; [US] -'lɔ:ŋ; prə`lɔŋ/
1 [Tn] make (sth) longer, esp in time; extend 延长（某事物）（尤指时间）; 使延伸
*drugs that help to prolong life 延年益寿的药物
* They prolonged their visit by a few days. 他们把访问时间延长了几天.
2 (idm 习语) prolong the `agonymake an unpleasant experience, a tense situation, etc last longer than necessary 延长痛苦; 将不愉快的经历、紧张局势等拖长
*Don't prolong the agony just tell us the result! 别再让我们着急了--快告诉我们结果吧!
1400-1500; Language: Old French;Origin:
prolonguer, from Late Latin
prolongare, from Latin
to deliberately make something such as a feeling or activity last longer
= lengthen I was trying to think of some way to prolong the conversation.prolong the agonyinformal
to make an unpleasant or anxious time last longer, especially when people are waiting for news There's no point in prolonging the agony any longer.
1. People have all along been seeking to prolong life. 人们一直在寻求长寿之道。