How long can a virtual particles exist in a vacuum state?

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As much as I have understood, virtual particles keep appearing and disappearing in a vacuum state. This leads to zero-point energy, Casimir effect etc. Now, I want to know if there is a lifetime (i.e. a time limit) for which these virtual particles can exist before disappearing. Also can there be a mechanism by which they can be made to stay longer?
 

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