preinvasion

adjective

pre·​in·​va·​sion ˌprē-in-ˈvā-zhən How to pronounce preinvasion (audio)
variants or pre-invasion
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preinvasion was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Preinvasion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preinvasion. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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