- to exist prior to (something or someone else); precede: primitive artifacts that preexisted sophisticated tools.
Origin of preexist
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Examples from the Web for preexisting
Patients with preexisting medical conditions like diabetes drive health spending.Hold On to Your Health Care
Kaiser Health News
May 7, 2014
He has health insurance and, as far as we know, no preexisting conditions.The GOP’s Moral Failures
October 21, 2013
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
August 28, 2013
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
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
April 3, 2013
With this altered image of the woman before him, his preexisting ideal becomes blended.Elsie Venner
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
For how are we to conceive that preexisting consciousness should govern the formation of the body, move, warm, or guide it?Three Philosophical Poets
How many previous encounters proved their preexisting acquaintance?Ulysses
If eternal, how could they assume the empire of an independent and preexisting world?
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