pre·​store ˌprē-ˈstȯr How to pronounce prestore (audio)
variants or pre-store
prestored or pre-stored; prestoring or pre-storing

transitive verb

: to store (something) before it is needed
… the network transactions involved in storing the keys turn out to be a significant hold-up. To speed up that process, the authors prestore a key, and then provide it when the reader requests one.John Timme
prestored adjective
or pre-stored
prestored data/settings
"… place an order literally at the click of a button with prestored payment details and delivery addresses." Gerald Grimes

Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prestore was in 1940

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Cite this Entry

“Prestore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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