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4 definitions found
 for Protracted
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Protract \Pro*tract"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Protracted; p. pr.
     vb. n. Protracting.] [L. protractus, p. p. of protrahere to
     forth, protract; pro forward + trahere to draw. See
     Portrait, Portray.]
     1. To draw out or lengthen in time or (rarely) in space; to
        continue; to prolong; as, to protract an argument; to
        protract a war.
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     2. To put off to a distant time; to delay; to defer; as, to
        protract a decision or duty. --Shak.
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     3. (Surv.) To draw to a scale; to lay down the lines and
        angles of, with scale and protractor; to plot.
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     4. (Zool.) To extend; to protrude; as, the cat can protract
        its claws; -- opposed to retract.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Protracted \Pro*tract`ed\, a.
     Prolonged; continued.
     [1913 Webster]
     Protracted meeting,a religious meeting continued for many
        successive days. [U. S.]
        [1913 Webster] -- Pro*tract"ed*ly, adv. --
        Pro*tract"ed*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: 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" [syn: drawn-out,
             extended, lengthy, prolonged, protracted]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "protracted":
     de longue haleine, dragged out, dragging, drawn, drawn out,
     drawn-out, elongated, endless, everlasting, extended, filled out,
     interminable, languishing, lasting, lengthened, lengthy, lingering,
     long, long-continuing, long-drawn, long-drawn-out, long-pending,
     long-spun, long-winded, longiloquent, longsome, marathon,
     never-ending, overlong, padded, prolix, prolongated, prolonged,
     pulled, spun out, spun-out, straggling, strained, stretched,
     stretched out, stretched-out, strung out, talkative, taut, tense,
     tight, unrelenting, verbose, windy, wordy

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