Origin of protraction
Late Latin protraction-, protractio act of drawing out, from protrahere
First Known Use: 1535
Rhymes with protraction
abstraction, attraction, bolt-action, class action, compaction, contraction, cross action, detraction, diffraction, distraction, exaction, extraction, impaction, inaction, infraction, job action, live-action, olfaction, reaction, redaction, refraction, retraction, stop-action, subtraction, transaction
Medical Definition of protraction
1: the act of moving an anatomical part forward
2: the state of being protracted; especially : protrusion of the jaws
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