protend

[ proh-tend ]
/ proʊˈtɛnd /
Archaic.

verb (used with object)

to stretch forth.
to extend in duration.

verb (used without object)

to stretch forward.

Nearby words

  1. proteinase,
  2. proteinoid,
  3. proteinosis,
  4. proteins,
  5. proteinuria,
  6. protensive,
  7. protensively,
  8. proteo-,
  9. proteoclastic,
  10. proteoglycan

Origin of protend

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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