premodify

verb
pre·mod·i·fy | \ ˌprē-ˈmä-də-ˌfī \
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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