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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence.

Usage examples (35)
  • A preemptive business offer
  • We both now practice what we call preemptive oversight.
  • Most of the activists were arrested over the weekend in preemptive house raids.
  • Becoming the aggressors in preemptive invasions of countries that are on our shite list does not further that goal. for more
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