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transitive verb

: to bind (a book) in durable materials especially for circulating library use
often : to give (a book) a durable original binding compare rebind


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variants or prebound
: a prebound book

Word History


Transitive verb

pre- + bind

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“Prebind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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