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protracted
American English: /prəˈtræktəd/
British English: /prəˈtraktɪd/

Translation of protracted in Spanish:

adjective

  • Example sentences
    • We can expect a protracted tug of war, which may drag on until the review deadline draws near.
    • They're expecting a protracted legal battle there.
    • Younger readers will not remember, but that particular industrial dispute was both protracted and bitter; it involved running battles between scores of miners on the one hand and scores of police on the other.

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