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[ pree-uh-dapt ]
/ ˌpri əˈdæpt /

verb (used without object) Biology.

to undergo pre-adaptation.

Nearby words

preachingly, preachment, preachy, preacquisition profit, preadamite, preadapt, preadaptation, preadmission, preadolescence, preadolescent, preadult

Origin of preadapt

First recorded in 1840–50; pre- + adapt
Related formspre·a·dapt·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019