From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
47 Moby Thesaurus words for "protraction": adjournal, adjournment, continualness, continuance, continuation, continuity, dallying, deferment, deferral, delay, elongation, endurance, extension, extension of time, lag, lengthening, lingering, maintenance, perpetuation, perseverance, persistence, postponement, procrastination, production, progress, progression, prolongation, prorogation, pursuance, putting-off, repetition, run, stay, staying power, straight course, strain, stretch, stretching, stringing out, suspension, sustained action, sustenance, tabling, tension, uninterrupted course, unremittingness, way
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