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preprandial

[pree-pran-dee-uh l]
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adjective
  1. before a meal, especially before dinner; anteprandial: a preprandial apéritif.
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Origin of preprandial

First recorded in 1815–25; pre- + prandial
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British Dictionary definitions for preprandial

preprandial

adjective
  1. of or relating to the period immediately before lunch or dinnerenjoy a preprandial drink
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Word Origin and History for preprandial

adj.

also pre-prandial, 1822, from pre- + Latin prandium "luncheon" (see postprandial).

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