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Meaning of protract

pro•tract

Pronunciation: (prō-trakt', pru-), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to draw out or lengthen, esp. in time; extend the duration of; prolong.
  2. to extend or protrude.
  3. (in surveying, mathematics, etc.) to plot and draw (lines) with a scale and a protractor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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