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preexisting

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

existing at an earlier time; existing before something else
  • The insurance does not cover preexisting medical conditions.
  • They made changes to the preexisting law.

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preexisting

verb
present participle of preexist

Synonyms & Antonyms of preexisting (Entry 2 of 2)

to go or come before in time
  • an advanced Mesoamerican civilization whose apex and collapse preexisted the arrival of Europeans by hundreds of years

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The first known use of preexisting was in 1599

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“Preexisting.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pre-existing. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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