anticipatory


an·tic·i·pa·to·ry

adjective \an-ˈti-sə-pə-ˌtr-ē\

Definition of ANTICIPATORY

:  characterized by anticipation :  anticipating <took anticipatory measures to prevent floods>

Examples of ANTICIPATORY

  1. <couldn't control his anticipatory excitement on Christmas morning>

First Known Use of ANTICIPATORY

1669

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