pretrain

verb
pre·​train | \ ˌprē-ˈtrān How to pronounce pretrain (audio) \
variants: or pre-train
pretrained or pre-trained; pretraining or pre-training

Definition of pretrain

transitive verb

: to train in advance School volunteers are pretrained before they are sent into classrooms.

First Known Use of pretrain

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Pretrain.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pretrain. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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