prewrap

verb
pre·​wrap | \ ˌprē-ˈrap How to pronounce prewrap (audio) \
variants: or pre-wrap
prewrapped or pre-wrapped; prewrapping or pre-wrapping

Definition of prewrap

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to wrap (something) in advance prewrap a gift

prewrap

noun
pre·​wrap | \ ˈprē-ˌrap How to pronounce prewrap (audio) \
variants: or pre-wrap

Definition of prewrap (Entry 2 of 2)

: a very thin layer of foam used to cover the skin before a supportive adhesive tape is applied to a sporting injury especially to prevent the tape from adhering to or irritating the skin covered the sprained ankle in prewrap

First Known Use of prewrap

Verb

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Prewrap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prewrap. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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