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protend

[proh-tend] /proʊˈtɛnd/ Archaic.
verb (used with object)
1.
to stretch forth.
2.
to extend in duration.
verb (used without object)
3.
to stretch forward.
Origin of protend
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English protenden < Latin protendere to stretch out, extend, equivalent to pro- pro-1 + tendere to stretch; see tend1
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