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Adjective: patented  pa-t(u)n-tid [N. Amer], pey-t(u)n-tid or pa-tun-tid [Brit]
  1. (of devices and processes) protected by patent
    "they are patented inventions"
Verb: patent  pa-t(u)nt [N. Amer], pey-t(u)nt or pa-t(u)nt [Brit]
  1. Obtain a patent for
    "Should I patent this invention?"
  2. Grant rights to; grant a patent for
  3. Make open to sight or notice
    "His behaviour has patented an embarrassing fact about him"

See also: proprietary

Type of: alter, change, modify, procure, register, secure

Encyclopedia: Patented