pat·​ent·​ed ˈpa-tᵊn-təd How to pronounce patented (audio)
 British also  ˈpā-
: originated by or peculiar to one person or group : individualized

Examples of patented in a Sentence

the radio commentator went into one of his patented tirades after an astute caller questioned his knowledge of the facts
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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of patented was in 1951

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“Patented.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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