extender

noun ex·tend·er \ ik-ˈsten-dər \
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

Definition of extender

: one that extends: such as
a : a substance added to a product especially in the capacity of a diluent, adulterant, or modifier
b : an added ingredient used to increase the bulk of a food (such as soup or meat)

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First Known Use of extender

circa 1529


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extender

noun ex·tend·er \ ik-ˈsten-dər \

medical Definition of extender

1 : a substance added to a product especially in the capacity of a diluent, adulterant, or modifier
2 : expander

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