1. to lengthen in extent or duration; 2. to cause something to last longer.
– Janice tried to prolong the effects of my professional teeth whitening by abstaining from coffee and red wine.
– It is unknown whether prolonged use of this drug will have detrimental effects on the body, as it has only been tested for a few years.
– I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share; it is time to go. I will do it elegantly. Albert Einstein
– The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. Jack London
lengthen, extend, continue
Cordon (verb / noun)
(n.) 1. a line of people, soldiers, or vehicles stationed around an area to enclose or guard it; 2. a cord or braid fastened as an ornament; 3. a ribbon, generally worn diagonally across the breast as a decoration or badge of honor; (v.) to form a protective cordon around
– The armored transport vehicles formed a cordon around the building.
– The commander of the foreign army wore a cordon as an insignia of the honors he had received.
– We cordoned off the part of the house where we didn’t want the dog to go.
– The swimming pool was cordoned off while structural repairs were made.
cord, band, chain, blockade, ribbon