adjective pre·rupt \prēˈrəpt\

Definition of prerupt

  1. 1 :  broken off abruptly :  precipitous, steep

  2. 2 :  lacking an introduction :  abrupt

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Origin and Etymology of prerupt

Latin praeruptus, past participle of praerumpere to break off in front, from prae- pre- + rumpere to break — more at reave

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to cast off or become cast off

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