1. protract

verb. ['proʊˈtrækt, ˈproʊtrækt'] lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer.


  • spin out
  • temporise
  • extend
  • temporize
  • spin
  • lengthen
  • carry
  • draw out


  • discontinue
  • decrease
  • relax
  • unstrain

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Words that Rhyme with Protract

  • compact
  • impact
  • subcompact

Example sentences of the word protract

1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
These insurance companies are middlemen who protract and complicate the revenue cycle.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Extend your elbows and protract, or bring forward, your scapula to bring the barbell back down.

3. Verb, base form
Allow half the length of the strap extender to protract past the strap end.

4. Adjective
The scapulas, or shoulder blades, often protract or rotate forward with poor posture.