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extender

[ ik-sten-der ]
/ ɪkˈstɛn dər /
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noun
a substance added to another substance, as to paint or food, to increase its volume or bulk: to add cereal and soy protein to hamburger as extenders.
Photography. See under converter (def. 8).
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Origin of extender

First recorded in 1605–15; extend + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for extender

extender
/ (ɪkˈstɛndə) /

noun
a person or thing that extends
a substance, such as French chalk or china clay, added to paints to give them body and decrease their rate of settlement
a substance added to glues and resins to dilute them or to modify their viscosity
a substance added to elastomers to assist the plasticizer
printing the part of certain lower-case letters that extends either above (the ascender) or below (the descender) the body of the letter
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