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pre-

prefix

Simple Definition of pre-

  • : earlier than : before

  • : in advance

Full Definition of pre-

  1. 1 a (1) :  earlier than :  prior to :  before <Precambrian> <prehistoric> (2) :  preparatory or prerequisite to <premedical> b :  in advance :  beforehand <precancel> <prepay>

  2. 2 :  in front of :  anterior to <preaxial> <premolar>

  1. pre·ad·mis·sion

  2. pre·adult

  3. pre·ag·ri·cul·tur·al

  4. pre·an·es·thet·ic

  5. pre·an·nounce

  6. pre·ap·prove

  7. pre·ar·range

  8. pre·ar·range·ment

  9. pre·as·sem·bled

  10. pre·as·sign

  11. pre·bake

  12. pre·bat·tle

  13. pre·bib·li·cal

  14. pre·book

  15. pre·break·fast

  16. pre·cap·i·tal·ist

  17. pre·chill

  18. pre–Christ·mas

  19. pre·clear

  20. pre·clear·ance

  21. pre·code

  22. pre·co·i·tal

  23. pre·col·lege

  24. pre·col·le·giate

  25. pre·co·lo·nial

  26. pre·com·bus·tion

  27. pre·com·mit·ment

  28. pre·com·pute

  29. pre·com·put·er

  30. pre·con·cert

  31. pre·con·cil·i·ar

  32. pre·con·quest

  33. pre·con·so·nan·tal

  34. pre·con·struct·ed

  35. pre·con·ven·tion

  36. pre·con·vic·tion

  37. pre·cool

  38. pre·cop·u·la·to·ry

  39. pre·crash

  40. pre·crease

  41. pre·cri·sis

  42. pre·cut

  43. pre·dawn

  44. pre·de·fine

  45. pre·de·liv·ery

  46. pre·de·par·ture

  47. pre·des·ig·nate

  48. pre·de·val·u·a·tion

  49. pre·de·vel·op·ment

  50. pre·din·ner

  51. pre·dis·charge

  52. pre·dis·cov·ery

  53. pre·dive

  54. pre·draft

  55. pre·drill

  56. pre·dy·nas·tic

  57. pre·elec·tion

  58. pre·elec·tric

  59. pre·elec·tron·ic

  60. pre·em·bar·go

  61. pre·em·ploy·ment

  62. pre·en·roll·ment

  63. pre·erect

  64. pre·es·tab·lish

  65. pre·eth·i·cal

  66. pre·ex·per·i·ment

  67. pre·fade

  68. pre·fas·cist

  69. pre·fem·i·nist

  70. pre·feu·dal

  71. pre·fight

  72. pre·file

  73. pre·filled

  74. pre·fi·nance

  75. pre·fire

  76. pre·flame

  77. pre·for·mat

  78. pre·for·mu·late

  79. pre·fresh·man

  80. pre·fro·zen

  81. pre·game

  82. pre·gen·i·tal

  83. pre·har·vest

  84. pre·head·ache

  85. pre·hir·ing

  86. pre·hol·i·day

  87. pre·in·au·gu·ral

  88. pre·in·cor·po·ra·tion

  89. pre·in·duc·tion

  90. pre·in·dus·tri·al

  91. pre·in·ter·view

  92. pre·in·va·sion

  93. pre·kin·der·gar·ten

  94. pre·launch

  95. pre·life

  96. pre·lit·er·ary

  97. pre·log·i·cal

  98. pre·lunch

  99. pre·lun·cheon

  100. pre·made

  101. pre·man·u·fac·ture

  102. pre·mar·i·tal

  103. pre·mar·i·tal·ly

  104. pre·mar·ket·ing

  105. pre·mar·riage

  106. pre·meal

  107. pre·mea·sure

  108. pre·me·di·e·val

  109. pre·meet

  110. pre·mei·ot·ic

  111. pre·men·o·paus·al

  112. pre·merg·er

  113. pre·mi·gra·tion

  114. pre·mod·ern

  115. pre·mod·i·fi·ca·tion

  116. pre·mod·i·fy

  117. pre·moist·en

  118. pre·mold

  119. pre·molt

  120. pre·mor·al

  121. pre·my·cot·ic

  122. pre·noon

  123. pre·no·ti·fi·ca·tion

  124. pre·no·ti·fy

  125. pre·num·ber

  126. pre·open·ing

  127. pre·op·er·a·tion·al

  128. pre·or·der

  129. pre·paste

  130. pre·per·for·mance

  131. pre·pill

  132. pre·plan

  133. pre·por·tion

  134. pre·pre·pared

  135. pre·pres·i·den·tial

  136. pre·press

  137. pre·price

  138. pre·pri·ma·ry

  139. pre·pro·duc·tion

  140. pre·pro·gram

  141. pre·psy·che·del·ic

  142. pre·pub·li·ca·tion

  143. pre·punch

  144. pre·pu·pal

  145. pre·pur·chase

  146. pre·qual·i·fi·ca·tion

  147. pre·qual·i·fy

  148. pre·race

  149. pre·re·ces·sion

  150. pre·re·cord·ed

  151. pre·re·hears·al

  152. pre·re·lease

  153. pre·re·quire

  154. pre·re·tire·ment

  155. pre·re·turn

  156. pre·re·view

  157. pre·re·vi·sion·ist

  158. pre·rev·o·lu·tion

  159. pre·rev·o·lu·tion·ary

  160. pre·rinse

  161. pre·ri·ot

  162. pre·rock

  163. pre·ro·man·tic

  164. pre·sale

  165. pre·sched·ule

  166. pre·screen

  167. pre·sea·son

  168. pre·sen·tence

  169. pre·sen·tenc·ing

  170. pre·ser·vice

  171. pre·set·tle·ment

  172. pre·show

  173. pre·slaugh·ter

  174. pre·sleep

  175. pre·slice

  176. pre·song

  177. pre·spec·i·fy

  178. pre·split

  179. pre·stamp

  180. pre·ster·il·ize

  181. pre·stor·age

  182. pre·strike

  183. pre·struc·ture

  184. pre·sum·mit

  185. pre·sur·gery

  186. pre·sweet·en

  187. pre·symp·tom·at·ic

  188. pre·tape

  189. pre·tax

  190. pre·tech·no·log·i·cal

  191. pre·tele·vi·sion

  192. pre·ter·mi·na·tion

  193. pre·the·a·ter

  194. pre·tour·na·ment

  195. pre·train

  196. pre·trav·el

  197. pre·treat

  198. pre·treat·ment

  199. pre·trial

  200. pre·trimmed

  201. pre·type

  202. pre·uni·fi·ca·tion

  203. pre·uni·ver·si·ty

  204. pre·vi·a·ble

  205. pre·war

  206. pre·warn

  207. pre·wash

  208. pre·wean·ing

  209. pre·work

  210. pre·wrap

Origin of pre-

Latin prae-, from prae in front of, before — more at for


Medical Dictionary

pre-

prefix

Medical Definition of pre-

  1. 1:  earlier than :  prior to :  before <prenatal> <precancerous>

  2. 2:  in front of :  before <preanal> <preaxial> <premolar>




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