prefire

adjective pre·fire \ ˌprē-ˈfī(-ə)r \
variants: or pre-fire

Definition of prefire

: existing or occurring before a fire
  • prefire building conditions
  • pre-fire evacuation planning
  • prefire London [=London before the Great Fire of London in 1666]
  • The forest, with the exception of some very old and large trees, will regenerate quickly—although it could take as long as 300 years before the worst-burnt areas return to their prefire majesty.
  • —M. Rogers and L. Wright

First Known Use of prefire

1915

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