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Wordnet 3.0


1. (of devices and processes) protected by patent;
- Example: "they are patented inventions"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Patent \Pat"ent\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Patented; p. pr. & vb. n. Patenting.] To grant by patent; to make the subject of a patent; to secure or protect by patent; as, to patent an invention; to patent public lands. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

patented adj 1: (of devices and processes) protected by patent; "they are patented inventions"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "patented": armed, authorized, bound, bounded, chartered, cloaked, conditioned, confined, copyrighted, covered, cramped, defended, disciplined, empowered, enfranchised, entitled, finite, franchised, guarded, invulnerable, licensed, limited, moderated, narrow, policed, prescribed, privileged, proscribed, protected, qualified, restricted, safe, safeguarded, sanctioned, screened, sheltered, shielded, strait, straitened, warranted