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prelife

adjective pre·life \ ˌprē-ˈlīf \
variants: or pre-life

Definition of prelife

1 : of, relating to, or occurring during the time preceding the first appearance of life on earth
  • theories on Earth's prelife atmosphere
2 : of, relating to, or occurring during a prelife
  • It never fails to amaze me how much food is available. I guess I have some pre-life memory of a time of real hunger in Russia or Israel or somewhere.
  • —Benjamin J. Stein

First Known Use of prelife

1937

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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prelife

noun
variants: or pre-life

Definition of prelife

plural prelives or pre-lives
: a life conceived as lived before one's present life
  • having a belief in a prelife
— compare afterlife

First Known Use of prelife

1970

in the meaning defined above

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