lengthy

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From length +‎ -y.

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lengthy ‎(comparative lengthier, superlative lengthiest)

  1. Having length; long and overextended, especially in time rather than dimension.
    • 2011 July 19, Ella Davies, “Sticks insects survive one million years without sex”, in BBC[1]:
      They traced the ancient lineages of two species to reveal the insects' lengthy history of asexual reproduction.
    a lengthy text
    a lengthy discussion
    a laborious and lengthy process
    She died last night after a lengthy illness.
    They received lengthy prison terms.

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