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protracted

[ proh-trak-tid, pruh‐ ]
/ proʊˈtræk tɪd, prə‐ /
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adjective
drawn out or lengthened in time; extended in duration: a protracted and bloody war.
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Origin of protracted

First recorded in 1590–1600; protract + -ed2
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How to use protracted in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for protracted

protracted
/ (prəˈtræktɪd) /

adjective
extended or lengthened in time; prolongeda protracted legal battle

Derived forms of protracted

protractedly, adverbprotractedness, noun
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