Extender meaning

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A part added or attached, for lengthening.
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A substance or ingredient added to another to give more bulk or body or to adulterate or dilute it.
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Any of various substances designed to extend any of several properties of a material.
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Any of various components designed to extend the length of a device.
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Any substance added to meat to bulk it out, with a higher protein content than a filler.

Soy protein is used as a meat extender.

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(climbing) A runner, or quick-draw. (from sense #2)
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(linguistics) A phrase that extends an expression to include further members of a set, e.g. "and stuff", "or something".
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A substance added to another substance to modify, dilute, or add to it.

Meatloaf that contained oatmeal as an extender.

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Origin of extender

  • extend +‎ -er
    From Wiktionary