Definition of protractive in English:

protractive

adjective

  • Characterized by or tending to protraction; prolonging; extended, lengthy.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nashe (d. c1601), writer. From classical Latin prōtract-, past participial stem of prōtrahere protract + -ive.

Pronunciation

protractive

/prəˈtraktɪv/