Definition of Protracted

1. Adjective. Relatively long in duration; tediously protracted. "Protracted negotiations"

Exact synonyms: Drawn-out, Extended, Lengthy, Prolonged
Similar to: Long
Derivative terms: Length, Lengthiness



Definition of Protracted

1. a. Prolonged; continued.

Definition of Protracted

1. Verb. (past of protract) ¹

2. Adjective. Lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Protracted

1. protract [v] - See also: protract

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Protracted

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protracted (current term)
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Literary usage of Protracted

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1835 Mr. Hall advised a protracted meeting for four days.— Andrew Reed, ' Journey in N. America,' i. 185. 1837 The origin of protracted meetings is ..."

2. Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1881)
"... difficulty—Attitude of the Opposition—protracted debates—Reference to a ... for Disturbance Bill—protracted debate in the House of Commons—Bill rejected ..."

3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1895)
"A protracted CASE OF TYPHOID FEVER; SOME FEATURES OF TREATMENT. ... Some of them, no doubt, were protracted because of repeated relapses ; others apparently ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1849)
"protracted Lactation.—Dr. Mom mentioned to the Edinburgh Obstetric Society (June 14//i) the case of a married lady, who, from certain reasons, was unable to ..."

5. A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology by Henry Cadwalader Chapman (1892)
"In all such cases, however, questions arise relating to the length of time in which gestation may be prolonged or shortened. v'The subject of protracted ..."

6. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the by Lyman Chalkley, Mary Smith Lockwood (1912)
"... on the waters of Cook's Creek, for that he had only run the lines along the courses of the creek and protracted all the other lines and supposed corners ..."

7. A Residence of Twenty-one Years in the Sandwich Islands by Hiram Bingham (1848)
"A series of protracted meetings having been arranged, for the different stations, on Oahu, were anticipated with interest. The marriage of his majesty with ..."

8. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"CHAPTER XXIV Causes which Render Democratic Armies Weaker Than Other Armies at the Outset of a Campaign, and More Formidable in protracted Warfare ANY army ..."

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