adjective see protract

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  • Protractive — Pro*tract ive, a. Drawing out or lengthening in time; prolonging; continuing; delaying. [1913 Webster] He suffered their protractive arts. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • protractive — see prosocline …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • protractive — See protractedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • protractive — pro·trac·tive …   English syllables

  • protractive — ktiv adjective Etymology: Latin protractus + English ive : that protracts delaying …   Useful english dictionary

  • locomotion — /loh keuh moh sheuhn/, n. the act or power of moving from place to place. [1640 50; see LOCOMOTIVE, MOTION] * * * Any of various animal movements that result in progression from one place to another. Locomotion is classified as either… …   Universalium

  • protract — transitive verb Etymology: Latin protractus, past participle of protrahere, literally, to draw forward, from pro forward + trahere to draw more at pro Date: 1540 1. archaic delay, defer 2. to prolong in time or space ; continue 3. to extend… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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