Preexist
Preexist Pre`["e]x*ist", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pre["e]xisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pre["e]xisting}.] To exist previously; to exist before something else. [1913 Webster]

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  • preexist — or pre exist [prē΄eg zist′, prē΄igzist′] vt., vi. [LL praeexistere] to exist previously or before (another person or thing): also preëxist preexistence n. pre existence preexistent adj. pre existent …   English World dictionary

  • preexist — index precede Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • preexist — Date: 1599 intransitive verb to exist earlier or before transitive verb antedate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preexist — preexistence, n. preexistent, adj. /pree ig zist /, v.i. 1. to exist beforehand. 2. to exist in a previous state. v.t. 3. to exist prior to (something or someone else); precede: primitive artifacts that preexisted sophisticated tools. Also, pre… …   Universalium

  • preexist — verb To exist before something else. The new device utilized preexisting technologies …   Wiktionary

  • preexist — prɪːɪg zɪst v. exist before, forerun, come or go before; live in a previous life …   English contemporary dictionary

  • preexist — pre·exist …   English syllables

  • preexist — pre•ex•ist or pre ex•ist [[t]ˌpri ɪgˈzɪst[/t]] v. i. 1) to exist beforehand 2) to antedate; precede • Etymology: 1590–1600 pre ex•ist′ence, n. pre ex•ist′ent, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • preexist — verb exist beforehand or prior to a certain point in time Did this condition pre exist? • Derivationally related forms: ↑preexistent, ↑pre existent, ↑preexistence • Hypernyms: ↑exist, ↑be …   Useful english dictionary

  • Preexisted — Preexist Pre [ e]x*ist , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pre[ e]xisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pre[ e]xisting}.] To exist previously; to exist before something else. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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