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protensive

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adjective pro·ten·sive \-ˈten(t)-siv\

Definition of protensive

  1. 1 archaic :  having continuance in time

  2. 2 archaic :  having lengthwise extent or extensiveness

protensively

adverb


Origin and Etymology of protensive

Latin protensus, past participle of protendere


First Known Use: 1671

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