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extended

adjective

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1 expressing one thing in terms normally used for another
  • the word "snake" in its extended sense refers to a contemptible or treacherous person

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2 having considerable extent
  • an extended portion of the valley is now devoted to the growing of grapes for wine

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3 lasting for a considerable time
  • I've met her, but I have never had an extended conversation with her

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4 of great extent from end to end
  • the two armies clashed along an extended line of battle that stretched for miles

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extended

verb
past tense of extend

Synonyms & Antonyms of extended (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make longer
  • our guests from out of town extended their visit by a week

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2 to put before another for acceptance or consideration
  • the couple extended an invitation to join them for a get-together at their house after the concert

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3 to arrange the parts of (something) over a wider area
  • you can extend that chaise longue so that it lies completely flat

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4 to be positioned along a certain course or in a certain direction
  • our backyard extends all the way to that brook

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6 to alter (something) for the worse with the addition of foreign or lower-grade substances
  • the company extends its ice cream with thickeners and other additives

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The first known use of extended was in the 15th century

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“Extended.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/extended. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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