- pre-emptive (adj.)
- also preemptive, 1806, "pertaining to preemption;" from pre-emption + -ive. Specifically of an attack on an enemy who is plotting his own attack, 1958, a term from the Cold War. Related: Pre-emptively; preemptively.
- 1. The subject came up during a pre-dinner drink with our guests.
- 2. Children graduate to the kindergarten, then pre-school, and then school.
- 3. Most pre-prepared weight loss products are next to useless.
- 4. These ceremonies were already part of pre-Christian ritual in Mexico.
- 5. For a decade "X" was the pre-eminent punk band in Los Angeles.
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