pre·​ad·​mis·​sion ˌprē-əd-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce preadmission (audio)
variants or pre-admission
: existing or occurring prior to admission (as to a school or hospital)
preadmission testing
His condition continued to improve and returned to his preadmission baseline.Sydney S. Cash et al.

Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preadmission was in 1930

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Cite this Entry

“Preadmission.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


pre·​ad·​mis·​sion ˌprē-əd-ˈmish-ən How to pronounce preadmission (audio)
: occurring in or relating to the period prior to admission (as to a hospital)
a preadmission physical examination
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