Definition of 'prolonged'
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If there is uncertainty for a prolonged period of time, then the industry will vote with its feet and we will be in that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Vulnerable people are at risk as Britain heads into a prolonged cold period, experts said. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This will be followed by a prolonged spell of sub-zero temperatures from mid-February. The Sun (2017)They're all training with the first team, chomping at the bit for that prolonged spell in the team. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is swapping one owner on a prolonged high for another on a prolonged low. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The choir is just now coming out of a prolonged drought. Christianity Today (2000)It is a particular problem when the country experiences a prolonged spell of hot dry weather. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Use normal strength tea as required but do not use continuously for prolonged periods. Planning the Organic Herb Garden (1986)Probably what is also happening is that there has simply been a reduced exposure to prolonged exercise. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Military activity coupled with prolonged drought will undoubtedly have had an adverse effect on its survival. Animals of the World (1993)These drugs should not be taken for prolonged periods of time. The Medicine Chest - your family's guide to prescription drugs (1988)More serious prolonged exposure can bring on tremor and permanent mental changes. The Allergy Handbook (1988)So avoid prolonged periods of squatting and get up slowly. The Sun (2014)But it seems questionable whether his prolonged exposure to great paintings had that effect on him. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He told families and business to prepare for a prolonged period of hardship. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Do you suffer from heavy or prolonged periods? The Vitality Diet (1990)He said there was a growing risk that a prolonged period of low prices could trigger social unrest. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The trees are loaded with them this year because we had a prolonged dry spell over the summer. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The debt rise was caused by a prolonged period of poor trading and stricter payment terms from suppliers. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some people experience prolonged high and lows, while others have more frequent mood swings. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The consultancy is also alarmed by signs that the credit crunch is set to wreak further serious damage through a prolonged lending drought. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Today, awareness of skin cancer has led us to be more cautious of prolonged exposure to sunlight. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One possible explanation is that prolonged exposure to work stress may affect the nervous system, they said. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A prolonged period of low investment will weaken productivity and longterm potential growth. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Britain is expected to enjoy an unseasonably warm weekend as tropical air blows in from the Atlantic after a prolonged cold spell. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And does the fact that winter has been so cold so early mean we are likely to endure a really prolonged Arctic spell? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Savers are very important to the economy too, but they have had to put up with a prolonged period of low returns. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The City has had a prolonged barren spell with deal activity at a 10-year low. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Snow brought parts of the country to a standstill yesterday amid warnings that a prolonged cold spell could cost the economy as much as 11 billion. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'prolonged'
British English: prolonged ADJECTIVE
A prolonged event or situation continues for a long time, or for longer than expected.
...a prolonged period of low interest rates.
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