Examples of protract in a sentence
the highway project was protracted by years of litigation
Origin and Etymology of protract
Latin protractus, past participle of protrahere, literally, to draw forward, from pro- forward + trahere to draw — more at pro-
First Known Use: 1540
Synonym Discussion of protract
PROTRACT Defined for Kids
Definition of protract for Students
: to make longer : draw out in time or space Disagreements protracted the negotiation.
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