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patent

Translation of patent in Spanish:

noun/nombre

/ˈpætnt; ˈpeɪtnt; ˈpætnt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

/ˈpætnt; ˈpeɪt-; ˈpætnt/
  • patentar a patented design un diseño patentado

adjective/adjetivo

  • 2 /ˈpætnt; ˈpeɪtnt/ 2.1 (patented) [invention] patentado 2.2 [shoes/handbag] de charol

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