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protract

(prō-trăkt′, prə-)
tr.v. pro·tracted, pro·tracting, pro·tracts
1. To draw out or lengthen in time; prolong: disputants who needlessly protracted the negotiations.
2. Mathematics To draw to scale by means of a scale and protractor; plot.
3. Anatomy To extend or protrude (a body part).

pro·tract′ed·ly (-trăk′tĭd-lē) adv.
pro·tract′ed·ness n.
pro·trac′tive adj.

protract

(prō-trakt′) [L. protrahere, to draw out, prolong]
To extend or lengthen in time or space.
2. In anatomy, to extend or protrude forward and outward.
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The minister further added that Moldova attaches particular interest to the purpose of promoting the UN General Assembly draft resolution on protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and considers as being of the utmost importance to continue the common efforts in gaining international support for its adoption.
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It should address all the problems faced by refugees, both in acute and in protracted situations, while responding urgently and effectively to the pressing challenges at hand.
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I think my view is that the overwhelming priority of the British people is jobs, is growth, is a strong economy and my view is that that is made all the more difficult, achieving that ambition, if you have years and years of uncertainty because of an ill-defined and protracted renegotiation of Britain's status within the European Union," he said.