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preemptive

pre·emp·tive [or] pre-emp·tive

preemptive [or] pre-emptive

 
 
pronunciation:
pri emp tihv
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, relating to, or granted by preemption.
definition 2: of or relating to a strike or attack such as a bid in bridge or a military attack, made in anticipation of or to prevent an opposing strike.
Fearing trouble from their neighbor, they launched a preemptive attack.
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derivations: pre-emptively (adv.), preemptively (adv.)