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English definition of “patented”


adjective     /ˈpeɪtəntɪd, ˈpætəntɪd/ (also patent) LAW
used to describe products for which someone has a patent: We need to do a search to see if the invention is already patented. a patented technology
(Definition of patented adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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