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preexisting

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adjective pre·ex·ist·ing \ˌprē-ig-ˈzi-stiŋ\

Simple Definition of preexisting

  • : existing at an earlier time : existing before something else

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of preexisting

  1. :  existing at an earlier time <a preexisting medical condition>

1585

First Known Use of preexisting

1585


Medical Dictionary

preexisting

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adjective pre·ex·ist·ing \ˌprē-ig-ˈzi-stiŋ\

Medical Definition of preexisting

  1. :  existing or present earlier or before a certain point of time <In 1990, over 60 percent of group health insurance plans contained exclusions of coverage for preexisting conditions, signifying the denial of benefits for any illness present at the time the insurance is obtained.—Thomas Bodenheimer, in The New England Journal of Medicine, 23 June 1992>



Variants of preexisting

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pre–existing


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