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preadapt

[ pree-uh-dapt ]
/ ˌpri əˈdæpt /
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verb (used without object) Biology.

to undergo pre-adaptation.

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Origin of preadapt

First recorded in 1840–50; pre- + adapt

OTHER WORDS FROM preadapt

pre·a·dapt·a·ble, adjective
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