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pretreat

[pree-treet] /priˈtrit/
verb (used with object)
1.
to treat in advance or as part of a preliminary treatment:
to pretreat wood before staining it.
Origin of pretreat
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; pre- + treat
Related forms
pretreatment, noun
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