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predesignate

[pree-dez-ig-neyt] /priˈdɛz ɪgˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), predesignated, predesignating.
1.
to designate beforehand.
Origin of predesignate
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; pre- + designate
Related forms
predesignation, noun
predesignatory
[pree-dez-ig-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, pree-dez-ig-ney-tuh-ree] /priˈdɛz ɪg nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˌpri dɛz ɪgˈneɪ tə ri/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Only the smaller rivers and streams continued to flow until they reached a predesignated flow force.

    The Thirst Quenchers Rick Raphael

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