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What is another word for protracted?

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Adjective
Lasting for a long time, or longer than expected or usual
“During a protracted meeting last night, the Undergraduate Council approved a much smaller budget for the upcoming year.”
Adjective
Continuous, or lasting for a long time
“Neither would they be under the necessity of having recourse to a protracted struggle in a movement that requires no struggle at all.”
Adjective
Verbose or long-winded in speech or expression
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“On one occasion, Walker delivered a protracted speech against a bill whose passage by the United States House of Representatives was a foregone conclusion.”
Adjective
Without breaks, gaps or interruptions
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Put off till a later time
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Large in scale or size
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Characterized by extreme force, degree, or strength
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Verb
To have made a quantity bigger
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“The smug monster in her is really going to bear its teeth and protract its claws.”
Verb
Past tense for to make longer in time or duration
“The appearance of a rebel splinter group will merely protract the civil war.”
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Past tense for to put off to a later date or time
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“Some of the scenes in the film appear to be an attempt to add some running time or protract the ending.”
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Past tense for to maintain, prolong, or keep something going
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Past tense for to delay taking action
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Past tense for to remain in existence, or in the same state, indefinitely or for an extended period
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