protensive

adjective

pro·​ten·​sive prō-ˈten(t)-siv How to pronounce protensive (audio)
1
archaic : having continuance in time
2
archaic : having lengthwise extent or extensiveness
protensively adverb

Word History

Etymology

Latin protensus, past participle of protendere

First Known Use

1672, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of protensive was in 1672

Dictionary Entries Near protensive

Cite this Entry

“Protensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protensive. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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