Pronunciation: (lông'las'ting, -lä'sting, long'-), [key]
1. enduring or existing for a long period of time: a long-lasting friendship.
2. effective for a relatively long period of time: a long-lasting pain reliever.
3. resisting the effects of wear or use over a long period: a long-lasting fabric used for work clothes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.