protracted

[ proh-trak-tid, pruh‐ ]
/ proʊˈtræk tɪd, prə‐ /

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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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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