extender

noun
ex·​tend·​er | \ik-ˈsten-dər \

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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So the tailor recommended a somewhat unconventional solution: Get a bra strap extender. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "The $7 Product That Makes My Too-Tight Bras Wearable," 25 Oct. 2018 An extender package that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) introduced just before Christmas would reinstate the per-barrel tax as of Jan. 1 and push its expiration date to the end of 2018. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Oil and gas companies get a New Year's Day gift," 5 Jan. 2018 Instead, a version of the rotary will act as a range extender in one of two electric vehicles the brand will debut for 2020. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Second Spin: The Mazda Rotary Engine Will Return," 2 Oct. 2018 So in 2013, Mazda created a prototype that incorporated a rotary range extender to nearly double that range and called it the Mazda2 RE Range Extender (Mazda2 is what the Demio is called outside Japan). Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Why Car Lovers Are So Mad for Mazda’s Rotary Engine Revival," 21 May 2018 Some of the best also work as port extenders, and even have USB ports, like this Ventev model. Alan Henry, New York Times, "The Tech You Need to Travel Better," 27 June 2018 Specifically, ten Brink said the rotary could become a range extender for an electric car in 2019, and for now that’s just a rumor. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Why Car Lovers Are So Mad for Mazda’s Rotary Engine Revival," 21 May 2018 Comcast has launched new Xfinity xFi Pods, which are mesh Wi-Fi extenders meant to combat dead zones in homes. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Comcast’s mesh Wi-Fi extender pods are now available," 22 May 2018 The SheWee funnel and extender tube, like the Freshette’s, can be disassembled and stored. Anna Callaghan, Outside Online, "Our Favorite Pee Funnels," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of extender

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

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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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