premodify

verb
pre·​mod·​i·​fy | \ ˌprē-ˈmä-də-ˌfī How to pronounce premodify (audio) \
variants: or pre-modify
premodified or pre-modified; premodifying or pre-modifying

Definition of premodify

transitive verb

: to modify (something) in advance premodify a computer a premodified engine Nissan boosted the Sentra's spring rates by about 10 percent …. That's about the same change you get when you put an aftermarket "sport" suspension kit on a car, so the Sentra is now pre-modified for you.— Jeff Zurschmeide … artists pre-modifying their style to suit expected editorial pressure …— Jason Thompson

First Known Use of premodify

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Premodify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premodify. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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