[ pree-mee ]
/ ˈpri mi /
an infant born prematurely; a preterm.
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Example sentences from the Web for preemie
The preemie makes a fist and, summoning all his strength, punches through the glass case of his incubator.
British Dictionary definitions for preemie
/ (ˈpriːmɪ) /
slang, mainly US and Canadian a premature infant
Word Origin for preemie
C20: altered from premature
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Medical definitions for preemie
A prematurely born infant.
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