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protract - vocabulary

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verb

To prolong, draw out, lengthen the duration of.

Note: The past-participial adjective protracted often appears, as in protracted negotiations.

That life protracted is protracted woe.

—Samuel Johnson The Vanity of Human Wishes: The Tenth Satire of Juvenal Imitated (1749)

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