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Sustained vs. Prolonged

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Sustainedverb

simple past tense and past participle of sustain

Prolongedadjective

lengthy in duration; extended; protracted.

Sustainedadjective

Held continuously at a certain level.

Prolongedverb

simple past tense and past participle of prolong

Sustainedadjective

(music) Held at a certain pitch.

Prolongedadjective

relatively long in duration; tediously protracted;

‘a drawn-out argument’; ‘an extended discussion’; ‘a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law’; ‘a prolonged and bitter struggle’; ‘protracted negotiations’;

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Sustainedadjective

Held up to a certain pitch, degree, or level; uniform; as, sustained pasion; a sustained style of writing; a sustained note in music.

Prolongedadjective

drawn out or made longer spatially;

‘Picasso's elongated Don Quixote’; ‘lengthened skirts are fashionable this year’; ‘the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes’; ‘a prolonged black line across the page’;

Sustainedadjective

maintained at length without interruption or weakening;

‘sustained flight’;

Prolongedadjective

(of illness) developing slowly or of long duration

Sustainedadjective

(of an electric arc) continuous;

‘heat transfer to the anode in free burning arcs’;

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