protensive

adjective
pro·​ten·​sive | \ prō-ˈten(t)-siv How to pronounce protensive (audio) \

Definition of protensive

1 archaic : having continuance in time
2 archaic : having lengthwise extent or extensiveness

Other Words from protensive

protensively adverb

First Known Use of protensive

1672, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for protensive

Latin protensus, past participle of protendere

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“Protensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protensive. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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