Definition for PRO-TRACT'

PRO-TRACT', v.t. [L. protractus, from protraho; pro and traho, to draw.]

  1. To draw out or lengthen in time; to continue; to prolong; as, to protract an argument; to protract a discussion; to protract a war or a negotiation.
  2. To delay; to defer; to put off to a distant time; as, to protract the decision of a question; to protract the final issue.

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