premonitory


pre·mon·i·to·ry

adjective \pri-ˈmä-nə-ˌtr-ē\

Definition of PREMONITORY

:  giving warning <a premonitory symptom>
pre·mon·i·to·ri·ly \-ˌmä-nə-ˈtr-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of PREMONITORY

  1. <a moderate tremor that some seismologists have interpreted as a premonitory sign of the catastrophic quake that is inevitable>

First Known Use of PREMONITORY

1647

pre·mon·i·to·ry

adjective \pri-ˈmän-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtr-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PREMONITORY

: giving warning <a premonitory symptom> <premonitory aura in epilepsy>

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