preexisting

adjective
pre·​ex·​ist·​ing | \ ˌprē-ig-ˈzi-stiŋ How to pronounce preexisting (audio) \

Definition of preexisting

: existing at an earlier time a preexisting medical condition

Examples of preexisting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kelly Luegenbiehl, the Netflix executive who championed the series, saw the creator's ability to tap into a tale that appealed far beyond the preexisting Witcher fan base. Nick Romano, EW.com, 8 Nov. 2021 Officials at Mystic Aquarium, which specializes in beluga research, said in a Facebook post that the male whale had arrived in May with a preexisting medical condition. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 9 Aug. 2021 The Taliban have also requested representation at this week's meeting, a move that is expected to kick off a diplomatic battle with the preexisting Afghan envoy. Aj Willingham, CNN, 22 Sep. 2021 Officials at Mystic Aquarium, which specializes in beluga research, said in a Facebook post that the male whale had arrived in May with a preexisting medical condition. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 9 Aug. 2021 Officials at Mystic Aquarium, which specializes in beluga research, said in a Facebook post that the male whale had arrived in May with a preexisting medical condition. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 9 Aug. 2021 Officials at Mystic Aquarium, which specializes in beluga research, said in a Facebook post that the male whale had arrived in May with a preexisting medical condition. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 9 Aug. 2021 Officials at Mystic Aquarium, which specializes in beluga research, said in a Facebook post that the male whale had arrived in May with a preexisting medical condition. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 9 Aug. 2021 Officials at Mystic Aquarium, which specializes in beluga research, said in a Facebook post that the male whale had arrived in May with a preexisting medical condition. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 9 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of preexisting

1599, in the meaning defined above

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preexisting

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of preexisting

: existing at an earlier time : existing before something else

preexisting

adjective
pre·​ex·​ist·​ing | \ ˌprē-ig-ˈzi-stiŋ How to pronounce preexisting (audio) \
variants: or pre-existing

Medical Definition of preexisting

: existing or present earlier or before a certain point of time In 1990, over 60 percent of group health insurance plans contained exclusions of coverage for preexisting conditions, signifying the denial of benefits for any illness present at the time the insurance is obtained. — Thomas Bodenheimer, in The New England Journal of Medicine, 23 June 1992

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