(comparative more protractive, superlative most protractive)
- Drawing out or lengthening in time; prolonging; continuing; delaying.
Variant of protract
- to draw out; lengthen in duration; prolong
- to draw to scale; using a protractor and scale
- Zool. to thrust out; extend
Origin of protract; from Classical Latin protractus, past participle of protrahere ; from pro-, forward + trahere, to draw