verb (used with object)
Origin of protract
Examples from the Web for protracted
“We need to be prepared for a protracted campaign in Gaza,” Netanyahu said Monday.
Without taking gradual steps, an individual is at increased risk of protracted PTSD and depression.Bergdahl’s Bitter Homecoming: The Psychological Cost of War|Jean Kim|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet four years later, after a protracted series of court fights, Mindi does not have her daughter back.
“Protracted handcuffing is liable to damage nerves that affect the functioning of the hands,” says the report.
After protracted and bitter months, we will know whether Republicans want a real chance again in presidential contests.
Twice the Chickamin came back from Roaring Springs with whisky aboard, and a protracted debauch ensued.Big Timber|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The revelry at the Trevethlan Arms was protracted till a late hour.Trevethlan (Vol 3 of 3)|William Davy Watson
The siege was protracted till December, when Suvorov was called in to assist.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay|Lord Eversley
The fact that her father had left Sanford on a protracted business trip had also much to do with it.Marjorie Dean High School Senior|Pauline Lester
He was becoming exasperated under the protracted cross-examination.In The Palace Of The King|F. Marion Crawford