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Adjective: protracted  prow'trak-tid [N. Amer], pru'trak-tid [Brit]
  1. Relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
    "protracted negotiations";
    - drawn-out, extended, lengthy, prolonged, long-drawn-out
Verb: protract  prow'trakt [N. Amer], pru'trakt [Brit]
  1. Lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    "We protracted our stay";
    - prolong, extend, draw out

See also: long

Type of: lengthen

Encyclopedia: Protracted