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pretrial proceedings held before a trial in order to clarify a point of fact or law. [2 definitions]
pretrimmed combined form of trimmed.
prettify to give a pretty, attractive, or pleasant appearance to (usu. something ugly or unpleasant). [2 definitions]
pretty pleasing or attractive to the senses, esp. the eyes or ears. [5 definitions]
pretzel a thin, crisp, glazed biscuit usu. shaped as a knot or stick and salted on the surface. [2 definitions]
preunification combined form of unification.
preuniversity combined form of university.
prevail to emerge as dominant (usu. fol. by over). [4 definitions]
prevailing having widespread and dominant influence. [2 definitions]
prevalent generally accepted; pervasive; widespread.
prevaricate to lie, mislead, or conceal the truth deliberately.
prevent to keep or stop from doing something or from occurring. [2 definitions]
preventable combined form of prevent.
preventative designed to serve as a hindrance or method of prevention. [2 definitions]
prevention the act or process of preventing. [2 definitions]
preventive designed to serve as a hindrance or method of prevention. [4 definitions]
preview an advance presentation or opening, as of a film, play, or exhibit, for a selected audience before viewing by the public. [4 definitions]
previous occurring just before another. [2 definitions]
previously just before another. [2 definitions]
previous question in parliamentary procedure, a motion to take an immediate vote on the topic under consideration, used esp. as a way of stopping debate.
prevision an ability to foresee; prescience. [2 definitions]