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adjective uk   /prəˈtræk.tɪd/ us  
lasting for a long time or made to last longer: protracted negotiations a protracted argument/discussion
verb [T] uk   /-ˈtrækt/ formal us  
I have no desire to protract the process.
noun [U] uk   /-ˈtræk.ʃən/ formal us  
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