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protracted

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