premonitory

adjective pre·mon·i·to·ry \ pri-ˈmä-nə-ˌtȯr-ē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of premonitory

: giving warning
  • a premonitory symptom

premonitorily

play \pri-ˌmä-nə-ˈtȯr-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of premonitory in a Sentence

  1. a moderate tremor that some seismologists have interpreted as a premonitory sign of the catastrophic quake that is inevitable

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First Known Use of premonitory

1647


Medical Dictionary

premonitory

adjective pre·mon·i·to·ry \ pri-ˈmän-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- \

medical Definition of premonitory

: giving warning
  • a premonitory symptom
  • premonitory aura in epilepsy


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