preflame

adjective
pre·​flame | \ ˌprē-ˈflām How to pronounce preflame (audio) \
variants: or pre-flame

Definition of preflame

: before the formation of a flame preflame reactions

First Known Use of preflame

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Preflame.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preflame. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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