Protract

Protract [ proh-TRAKT, pruh’- ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. to increase the time duration of, prolong or extend in space
2. to draw or plot to scale especially by making use of a protractor and a scale
3. (in terms of anatomy) to jut out or protrude
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The course duration was protracted from 18 months to 24 months.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Under the agreement, signed after months of protracted debate, Mugabe retained his office.

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