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Synonyms for drawn-out

Verb

1. draw out, reach out
usage: cause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet"
2. prolong, protract, extend, draw out, lengthen
usage: lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer; "We prolonged our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The meeting was drawn out until midnight"
3. draw out, encourage
usage: make more sociable; "The therapist drew out the shy girl"
4. educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out, interpret, construe, see
usage: deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
5. aspirate, draw out, suck out, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: remove as if by suction; "aspirate the wound"
6. extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; "pull weeds"; "extract a bad tooth"; "take out a splinter"; "extract information from the telegram"

Adjective

1. drawn-out, extended, lengthy, prolonged, protracted, long (vs. short)
usage: relatively long in duration; tediously protracted; "a drawn-out argument"; "an extended discussion"; "a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law"; "a prolonged and bitter struggle"; "protracted negotiations"
2. drawn-out, slow (vs. fast)
usage: (used of speech) uttered slowly with prolonged vowels
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