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Prolong (verb)

Definition:

 1. to lengthen in extent or duration; 2. to cause something to last longer.

Example Sentences:

– 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

Synonyms:

lengthen, extend, continue

Antonyms:

 shorten, hasten

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Cordon (verb / noun)

Definition:

(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

Example Sentences:

– 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.

Synonyms:

cord, band, chain, blockade, ribbon

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