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pre-

prefix

Simple Definition of pre-

  • : earlier than : before

  • : in advance

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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. preadmission

  2. preadult

  3. preagricultural

  4. preanesthetic

  5. preannounce

  6. preapprove

  7. prearrange

  8. prearrangement

  9. preassembled

  10. preassign

  11. prebake

  12. prebattle

  13. prebiblical

  14. prebook

  15. prebreakfast

  16. precapitalist

  17. prechill

  18. pre–Christmas

  19. preclear

  20. preclearance

  21. precode

  22. precoital

  23. precollege

  24. precollegiate

  25. precolonial

  26. precombustion

  27. precommitment

  28. precompute

  29. precomputer

  30. preconcert

  31. preconciliar

  32. preconquest

  33. preconsonantal

  34. preconstructed

  35. preconvention

  36. preconviction

  37. precool

  38. precopulatory

  39. precrash

  40. precrease

  41. precrisis

  42. precut

  43. predawn

  44. predefine

  45. predelivery

  46. predeparture

  47. predesignate

  48. predevaluation

  49. predevelopment

  50. predinner

  51. predischarge

  52. prediscovery

  53. predive

  54. predraft

  55. predrill

  56. predynastic

  57. preelection

  58. preelectric

  59. preelectronic

  60. preembargo

  61. preemployment

  62. preenrollment

  63. preerect

  64. preestablish

  65. preethical

  66. preexperiment

  67. prefade

  68. prefascist

  69. prefeminist

  70. prefeudal

  71. prefight

  72. prefile

  73. prefilled

  74. prefinance

  75. prefire

  76. preflame

  77. preformat

  78. preformulate

  79. prefreshman

  80. prefrozen

  81. pregame

  82. pregenital

  83. preharvest

  84. preheadache

  85. prehiring

  86. preholiday

  87. preinaugural

  88. preincorporation

  89. preinduction

  90. preindustrial

  91. preinterview

  92. preinvasion

  93. prekindergarten

  94. prelaunch

  95. prelife

  96. preliterary

  97. prelogical

  98. prelunch

  99. preluncheon

  100. premade

  101. premanufacture

  102. premarital

  103. premaritally

  104. premarketing

  105. premarriage

  106. premeal

  107. premeasure

  108. premedieval

  109. premeet

  110. premeiotic

  111. premenopausal

  112. premerger

  113. premigration

  114. premodern

  115. premodification

  116. premodify

  117. premoisten

  118. premold

  119. premolt

  120. premoral

  121. premycotic

  122. prenoon

  123. prenotification

  124. prenotify

  125. prenumber

  126. preopening

  127. preoperational

  128. preorder

  129. prepaste

  130. preperformance

  131. prepill

  132. preplan

  133. preportion

  134. preprepared

  135. prepresidential

  136. prepress

  137. preprice

  138. preprimary

  139. preproduction

  140. preprogram

  141. prepsychedelic

  142. prepublication

  143. prepunch

  144. prepupal

  145. prepurchase

  146. prequalification

  147. prequalify

  148. prerace

  149. prerecession

  150. prerecorded

  151. prerehearsal

  152. prerelease

  153. prerequire

  154. preretirement

  155. prereturn

  156. prereview

  157. prerevisionist

  158. prerevolution

  159. prerevolutionary

  160. prerinse

  161. preriot

  162. prerock

  163. preromantic

  164. presale

  165. preschedule

  166. prescreen

  167. preseason

  168. presentence

  169. presentencing

  170. preservice

  171. presettlement

  172. preshow

  173. preslaughter

  174. presleep

  175. preslice

  176. presong

  177. prespecify

  178. presplit

  179. prestamp

  180. presterilize

  181. prestorage

  182. prestrike

  183. prestructure

  184. presummit

  185. presurgery

  186. presweeten

  187. presymptomatic

  188. pretape

  189. pretax

  190. pretechnological

  191. pretelevision

  192. pretermination

  193. pretheater

  194. pretournament

  195. pretrain

  196. pretravel

  197. pretreat

  198. pretreatment

  199. pretrial

  200. pretrimmed

  201. pretype

  202. preunification

  203. preuniversity

  204. previable

  205. prewar

  206. prewarn

  207. prewash

  208. preweaning

  209. prework

  210. prewrap

Origin and Etymology 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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