pre·​re·​turn ˌprē-ri-ˈtərn How to pronounce prereturn (audio)
variants or pre-return
: occurring or required before a return to a place or activity
Some speak at … prereturn briefings for military families, lecturing them on what to expect … after their soldier's return.Audrey Kubetin
He said astronauts usually must spend their prereturn day in orbit dismantling and putting away equipment used during the mission.The Los Angeles Times

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prereturn was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Prereturn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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