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[lawng-las-ting, -lah-sting, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈlæs tɪŋ, -ˈlɑ stɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-/
enduring or existing for a long period of time:
a long-lasting friendship.
effective for a relatively long period of time:
a long-lasting pain reliever.
resisting the effects of wear or use over a long period:
a long-lasting fabric used for work clothes.
Origin of long-lasting
1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • These unique underground structures form during long-lasting lava flows.
  • The design wasn't long-lasting or safe, however, pushing inventors to create self-contained incandescent lights.
  • The effect upon petroleum-consuming countries was immediate, profound and long-lasting.
  • Moreover, studies have shown that later marriages tend to be unusually stable and long-lasting.
  • They also require constant wireless connectivity, as well as long-lasting batteries.
  • The result is long-lasting utility, beyond show, which is valuable in difficult times.
  • At first blush, money is believed to be neutral, meaning that it does not have a long-lasting effect on the real economy.
  • Third, the choice to jettison legal constraints has inflicted long-lasting costs.
  • Coloring books developed by psychologists help kids avoid long-lasting emotional problems.
  • Scientists knew that converting perceptual experiences into long-lasting memories requires a brain region called the hippocampus.

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