protensive

[ proh-ten-siv ]
/ proʊˈtɛn sɪv /

adjective Archaic.

extended in dimension or extended in time.

Nearby words

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

Origin of protensive

1635–45; < Latin protēns(us) (past participle of protendere to protend) + -ive, on the model of extensive, intensive, etc.

Related formspro·ten·sive·ly, adverb

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