pre·​mea·​sure ˌprē-ˈme-zhər How to pronounce premeasure (audio)
variants or pre-measure
premeasured or pre-measured; premeasuring or pre-measuring

transitive verb

: to measure (something) beforehand
carefully premeasure the ingredients
premeasured adjective
or pre-measured
premeasured doses of medications
a premeasured amount

Examples of premeasure in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of premeasure was in 1946

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Cite this Entry

“Premeasure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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