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predates

verb
present tense third-person singular of predate

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to go or come before in time
  • gunpowder predated the invention of the gun by several centuries

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“Predates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/predates. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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