preportion

verb

pre·​por·​tion ˌprē-ˈpȯr-shən How to pronounce preportion (audio)
variants or pre-portion
preportioned or pre-portioned; preportioning or pre-portioning

transitive verb

: to divide (something, such as food) into portions in advance
preportioning snacks to prevent overeating

Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preportion was in 1904

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“Preportion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preportion. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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