Definition of premonitory
: giving warning a premonitory symptom
premonitorilyplay \-ˌmä-nə-ˈtȯr-ə-lē\ adverb
Examples of premonitory in a Sentence
a moderate tremor that some seismologists have interpreted as a premonitory sign of the catastrophic quake that is inevitable
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Like all truly premonitory thought, the critical feminism of Butler, Hayles and Haraway provides an evocative account of body drift as the emblematic sign of contemporary culture.
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Medical Definition of premonitory
: giving warning a premonitory symptom premonitory aura in epilepsy
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