preinvasion

adjective pre·in·va·sion \ ˌprē-in-ˈvā-zhən \
variants: or pre-invasion

Definition of preinvasion

: taking place in the period immediately preceding a military invasion
  • preinvasion bombardment
  • London in that preinvasion spring seemed full of color and gaiety. Uniforms of different nations abounded, and the air was charged with excitement and a tense anticipation.
  • —Louis Auchincloss

First Known Use of preinvasion

1926

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