Definition of off-patent in English:

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off-patent

Pronunciation: /ôf ˈpatnt/ /äf/

adjective& adverb

No longer subject to patent restrictions.
Example sentences
  • Worse yet, drug companies lack economic incentives to run expensive clinical trials for existing drugs that are off-patent or nearing patent expiration.
  • Many are wondering why the two organizations have decided to start with a wetting agent study, as opposed to organic products or off-patent versions the drug.
  • Many drugs which are off-patent will be unaffected by the 2005 deadline for the product patent regime.

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Syllabification: off-pat·ent

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