prerevolution

adjective

pre·​rev·​o·​lu·​tion ˌprē-ˌre-və-ˈlü-shən How to pronounce prerevolution (audio)
variants or pre-revolution
: of, relating to, or being a time before a revolution : prerevolutionary
in prerevolution days
prerevolution Cuba
Neither cotton nor coffee production ever recovered its prerevolution level.José Antonio Ocampo
The buildings were mostly pre-revolution.Tom Clancy

Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prerevolution was in 1860

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Cite this Entry

“Prerevolution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prerevolution. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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