protend

[ proh-tend ]
/ proʊˈtɛnd /
Archaic.

verb (used with object)

to stretch forth.
to extend in duration.

verb (used without object)

to stretch forward.

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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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