preexist

verb pre·ex·ist \ ˌprē-ig-ˈzist \

Definition of preexist

intransitive verb
: to exist earlier or before
transitive verb

Examples of preexist in a Sentence

  1. an advanced Mesoamerican civilization whose apex and collapse preexisted the arrival of Europeans by hundreds of years

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First Known Use of preexist

1599

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