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

Example Sentences

the radio commentator went into one of his patented tirades after an astute caller questioned his knowledge of the facts
Recent Examples on the Web The patented ratcheting system automatically tightens the chain while driving. Doug Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 22 Dec. 2022 The patented strap system allows this one to convert from a duffel to a backpack and back again on the fly. John Thompson, Men's Health, 22 Nov. 2022 Anderson hopes The Tyre Collective’s patented device, which won a James Dyson Award in 2020, will tackle this pollution at its source. Rebecca Cairns; Video By Dan Tham, CNN, 16 Aug. 2022 Kyle Stringham, an Ogden resident who spent five years designing his patented hiking pole water filtration device, chose The Big Gear Show for his product launch. Caroleine James, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 Aug. 2021 People quickly caught onto the advantage of its virtually smokeless design, made possible by its patented airflow technology that fully combusts the tiny particles that make up smoke. Pamela N. Danziger, Forbes, 20 Dec. 2022 What's more, Amarose is a topical skin tag remover that uses a patented technology to remove tags safely and effectively. Jon Goodwin, Discover Magazine, 14 Dec. 2022 The Tundra Haul Hard Cooler features the same patented technology as any other Yeti hard shell cooler, meaning your drinks and snacks will stay cold all day long. Deanne Revel, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 July 2022 The Coperni stunt started with Hadid, clad only in a thong, standing still as designers hand sprayed her body with Fabrican, a patented spray-on fabric. Time, 9 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of patented was in 1951

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“Patented.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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