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protracted adj : relatively long in duration; tediously protracted; "a drawn-out argument"; "an extended discussion"; "a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law"; "a prolonged and bitter struggle"; "protracted negotiations" [syn: drawn-out, extended, lengthy, prolonged]

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Verb

protracted

Extensive Definition

Protraction is the anatomical term of motion for anterior movement of the arms at the shoulders.
It is the opposite of retraction.
The major muscles involved include:

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protracted in Dutch: Protractie

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

de longue haleine, dragged out, dragging, drawn, drawn out, drawn-out, elongated, endless, everlasting, extended, filled out, interminable, languishing, lasting, lengthened, lengthy, lingering, long, long-continuing, long-drawn, long-drawn-out, long-pending, long-spun, long-winded, longiloquent, longsome, marathon, never-ending, overlong, padded, prolix, prolongated, prolonged, pulled, spun out, spun-out, straggling, strained, stretched, stretched out, stretched-out, strung out, talkative, taut, tense, tight, unrelenting, verbose, windy, wordy
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