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protract

pro·tract

protract

 
 
pronunciation:
pro traekt
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: protracted, protracting, protracts
definition 1: to extend in time; prolong.
Disagreement over minor issues protracted negotiations.
 
synonyms:
continue, drag out, draw out, prolong
antonyms:
curtail, shorten
similar words:
extend, lengthen, spin
definition 2: to extend or protrude, as an anatomical structure.
synonyms:
enlarge, expand, extend, stretch
similar words:
lengthen, project, prolong, protrude
definition 3: to lay out and draw with a scale and protractor.
derivations: protractible (adj.), protractive (adj.), protractedly (adv.), protractedness (n.)