preflame

adjective

pre·​flame ˌprē-ˈflām How to pronounce preflame (audio)
variants or pre-flame
: before the formation of a flame
preflame reactions

Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preflame was in 1914

Dictionary Entries Near preflame

Cite this Entry

“Preflame.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preflame. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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