adverb see protensive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • protensively — pro·ten·sive·ly …   English syllables

  • protensively — adverb see protensive …   Useful english dictionary

  • protensive — protensively, adv. /proh ten siv/, adj. Archaic. extended in dimension or extended in time. [1635 45; < L protens(us) (ptp. of protendere to PROTEND) + IVE, on the model of EXTENSIVE, INTENSIVE, etc.] * * * …   Universalium

  • protensive — adjective Etymology: Latin protensus, past participle of protendere Date: 1671 1. archaic having continuance in time 2. archaic having lengthwise extent or extensiveness • protensively adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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