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predisposed

[ pree-di-spohzd ]
/ ˌpri dɪˈspoʊzd /
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adjective
having or showing an inclination or tendency toward a specified condition, opinion, behavior, etc., beforehand:Many studies show how genes interact with the environment to cause disease in predisposed individuals.The novel is skillfully written, but in a style that requires close reading and a predisposed reader.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of predispose.
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Origin of predisposed

OTHER WORDS FROM predisposed

pre·dis·pos·ed·ly [pree-di-spoh-zid-lee, -spohzd-], /ˌpri dɪˈspoʊ zɪd li, -ˈspoʊzd-/, adverbpre·dis·pos·ed·ness, nounun·pre·dis·posed, adjective
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