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pro·tract

 (prō-trăkt′, prə-)
tr.v. pro·tract·ed, pro·tract·ing, pro·tracts
1. To draw out or lengthen in time; prolong: disputants who needlessly protracted the negotiations.
2. Mathematics To draw to scale by means of a scale and protractor; plot.
3. Anatomy To extend or protrude (a body part).

[Latin prōtrahere, prōtract- : prō-, forth; see pro-1 + trahere, to drag.]

pro·tract′ed·ly (-trăk′tĭd-lē) adv.
pro·tract′ed·ness n.
pro·trac′tive adj.
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protracted

(prəˈtræktɪd)
adj
extended or lengthened in time; prolonged: a protracted legal battle.
proˈtractedly adv
proˈtractedness n
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.protracted - 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"
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"
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protracted

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protracted

adjective
2. Extending tediously beyond a standard duration:
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Translations

protracted

[prəˈtræktɪd] ADJprolongado, (excesivamente) largo
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protracted

[prəˈtræktɪd] adjprolongé(e)
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protracted

adj illnesslangwierig; discussion, debate, negotiations alsosich hinziehend attr; descriptionlang gezogen; absence, disputelängere(r, s)
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protracted

[prəˈtræktɪd] adjprotratto/a, prolungato/a
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References in classic literature ?
To remedy this grievance, it was provided by a statute in the reign of Charles II, that the intermissions should not be protracted beyond a period of three years.
how short is the most protracted of such enjoyments!
Again, if the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will not be equal to the strain.
Chandler protracted his walk until the Forties began to intersect the great and glittering primrose way, for the evening was yet young, and when one is of the beau monde only one day in seventy, one loves to protract the pleasure.
Accordingly, the negotiation was protracted with true diplomatic skill.
Nor does it unfrequently occur, that Nantucket captains will send a son of such tender age away from them, for a protracted three or four years' voyage in some other ship than their own; so that their first knowledge of a whaleman's career shall be unenervated by any chance display of a father's natural but untimely partiality, or undue apprehensiveness and concern.
The laws is that the battle must continue fifteen minutes if the men can hold out; and as the pauses do not count, this duel was protracted to twenty or thirty minutes, I judged.
The servants thought me gone to shake off the drowsiness of my protracted watch; in reality, my chief motive was seeing Mr.
The object of the beaver, however, was evidently to cut down the tree; and he was proceeding with his work, when he was alarmed by the approach of Captain Bonneville's men, who, feeling anxious at the protracted absence of their leader, were coming in search of him.
That the strength of the young man lessened with every succeeding day, was an event to be expected from his low diet and protracted confinement; but his brightening eyes, and the flitting colour that would at times add to their fiery radiance, brought to the youthful Charlotte the most heartfelt, though secret, rapture.
She recalled his long sad and severe look at those words and understood the meaning of the rebuke and despair in that protracted gaze.
One evening, however, in the last week of the vacation, he arrived--unexpectedly: for a heavy and protracted thunder-shower during the afternoon had almost destroyed my hopes of seeing him that day; but now the storm was over, and the sun was shining brightly.