pat·​ent·​ed | \ ˈpa-tᵊn-təd How to pronounce patented (audio) , British also ˈpā- \

Definition of patented

: originated by or peculiar to one person or group : individualized

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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
Recent Examples on the Web The Mini is designed to filter air in spaces up to 250 square feet and utilizes Molekule’s patented PECO technology, which the brand claims will help remove bacteria, viruses, gases and mold. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, "Best Prime Day 2020 beauty and wellness deals," 14 Oct. 2020 Linear Labs said its patented technology produces up to twice the torque of competing motors and can be made using rare-earth or ferrite magnets. Paul O'donnell, Dallas News, "Fort Worth startup Linear Labs raises $6 million to help it build a better motor," 13 Oct. 2020 With its patented premium 3-Stage Cleaning System featuring multi-surface brushes, this powerful robovac boasts five times the suction power of the Roomba 600 and 700 series — perfect for those who are dealing with a lot of dirt on a daily basis. Chelsea Stone, CNN Underscored, "The best sales to shop this weekend: Toms, Wayfair, Roomba and more," 9 Oct. 2020 In past health crises, even the U.S. has issued such licenses to let generic companies produce patented medicines. Nicole Hassoun, Fortune, "To ethically tackle COVID-19, Big Pharma needs an overhaul," 25 Sep. 2020 This tune, dotted with Roth’s patented milk-curdling screams, ended with the lead screamer striking a devilish pose at the stage’s end while being bathed in torrents of bilious green lights. Want more? The Enquirer, "From the archives: Van Halen rocked Cincinnati Gardens," 7 Oct. 2020 But what would happen when Tiz the Law made his patented move at the top of the stretch? Childs Walker,, "Preakness storylines: Can Derby champ Authentic assert himself as nation’s top 3-year-old?," 26 Sep. 2020 Pick up the Purple Hybrid for just $1,574 and enjoy the patented top layer that adjusts to the shape of your body. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "Rest easy with these Labor Day mattress deals," 5 Sep. 2020 Kenny Moore added one early in the game on one of his patented blitzes off the edge. Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, "Colts blow out hapless Jets behind defense, 36-7," 27 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of patented

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of patented was in 1951

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25 Oct 2020

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“Patented.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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