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preexist

pre·ex·ist (pre-ex·ist)

preexist (pre-exist)

 
pronunciation:
pri ihg zIst
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: pre-existed, pre-existing, pre-exists, preexisted, preexisting, preexists
definition 1: to exist before.
definition 2: to have a prior existence in another form or state.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to exist earlier than (something else); antedate.
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derivations: preexistent (pre-existent) (adj.), preexistence (pre-existence) (n.)