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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pro·tract /proˈtrækt, prə-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pro·tract /proˈtrækt/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·tract v. t. [imp. & p. p. Protracted; p. pr. vb. n. Protracting.]
 1. To draw out or lengthen in time or (rarely) in space; to continue; to prolong; as, to protract an argument; to protract a war.
 2. To put off to a distant time; to delay; to defer; as, to protract a decision or duty.
 3. Surv. To draw to a scale; to lay down the lines and angles of, with scale and protractor; to plot.
 4. Zool. To extend; to protrude; as, the cat can protract its claws; -- opposed to retract.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·tract, n.  Tedious continuance or delay. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer; "We prolonged
          our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The
          meeting was drawn out until midnight" [syn: prolong, extend,
           draw out]