preformulate

verb pre·for·mu·late \ ˌprē-ˈfȯr-myə-ˌlāt \
variants: or pre-formulate

Definition of preformulate

preformulated or pre-formulated; preformulating or pre-formulating
: to formulate (something) in advance
  • preformulating her responses for the debate

preformulated

or pre-formulated adjective
    • preformulated medicines
    • a preformulated plan
    • Her stories come from the characters and ideas rather than a preformulated notion of where the plot will end up.
    • —Paul Kalina

First Known Use of preformulate

1872

in the meaning defined above

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