patent - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈpeɪt(ə)nt/

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/ˈpæt(ə)nt/
present tense
I/you/we/theypatent
he/she/itpatents
present participlepatenting
past tensepatented
past participlepatented
  1. to get a patent for something

    When was the first computer mouse patented?