preinvasion

adjective
pre·​in·​va·​sion | \ ˌprē-in-ˈvā-zhən How to pronounce preinvasion (audio) \
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, in the meaning defined above

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“Preinvasion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preinvasion. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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