premodify

verb pre·mod·i·fy \ ˌprē-ˈmä-də-ˌfī \
variants: or pre-modify

Definition of premodify

premodified or pre-modified; premodifying or pre-modifying
: 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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