EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

protract +‎ -ive

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

protractive (comparative more protractive, superlative most protractive)

  1. Drawing out or lengthening in time; prolonging; continuing; delaying.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      He suffered their protractive arts.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for protractive in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)