preform


pre·form

verb \ˈprē-ˌfrm, (ˌ)prē-ˈ\

Definition of PREFORM

transitive verb
1
:  to form or shape beforehand
2
:  to bring to approximate preliminary shape and size
pre·form \ˈprē-ˌfrm\ noun

Origin of PREFORM

Latin praeformare, from prae- + formare to form, from forma form
First Known Use: 1601

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