preexists

present tense third-person singular of preexist
as in precedes
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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“Preexists.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/preexists. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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