verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Related formspre·ex·ist·ence, nounpre·ex·ist·ent, adjective
Examples from the Web for preexisting
Patients with preexisting medical conditions like diabetes drive health spending.
He has health insurance and, as far as we know, no preexisting conditions.
Or at least, they like coverage for their kids, health-care rebates and a ban on denying coverage for preexisting conditions.Why Republicans Are Starting to Love Health Reform|Daniel Gross|August 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This collection is sold exclusively with Henri Bendel, and is an expansion of her preexisting sweets line Sugarpova.Cara Delevingne's Face Gets Made Into a Cake; Harper's Bazaar U.K. to Launch Online Exhibit Featuring Model Self-Portraits|The Fashion Beast Team|August 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Dittrich argued that the human brain is too complicated to be studied thoroughly with preexisting technologies.Obama Launches BRAIN Initiative to Map the Human Brain|Eliza Shapiro|April 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The wvork required to effect the upheavals must be derived from some preexisting source of energy.The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays|J. (John) Joly
The features of a glacier trough depend much on the length of time the preexisting valley was occupied with ice.The Elements of Geology|William Harmon Norton
For how are we to conceive that preexisting consciousness should govern the formation of the body, move, warm, or guide it?Three Philosophical Poets|George Santayana
With this altered image of the woman before him, his preexisting ideal becomes blended.Elsie Venner|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The present neutrality act of April 20, 1818, is but little more than a collection of preexisting laws.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|James D. Richardson