premeditated

[ pri-med-i-tey-tid ]
/ prɪˈmɛd ɪˌteɪ tɪd /

adjective

done deliberately; planned in advance: a premeditated murder.

Nearby words

  1. premed,
  2. premedical,
  3. premedication,
  4. premedieval,
  5. premeditate,
  6. premeditation,
  7. premenopausal,
  8. premenstrual,
  9. premenstrual syndrome,
  10. premenstruum

Origin of premeditated

First recorded in 1580–90; pre- + meditate + -ed2

Related formspre·med·i·tat·ed·ly, adverbun·pre·med·i·tat·ed, adjective

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premeditate

[ pri-med-i-teyt ]
/ prɪˈmɛd ɪˌteɪt /

verb (used with object), pre·med·i·tat·ed, pre·med·i·tat·ing.

to meditate, consider, or plan beforehand: to premeditate a murder.

Origin of premeditate

1540–50; < Latin praemeditātus past participle of praemeditārī to contemplate in advance. See pre-, meditate

Related formspre·med·i·ta·tive, adjectivepre·med·i·ta·tor, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for premeditated

premeditate

/ (prɪˈmɛdɪˌteɪt) /

verb

to plan or consider (something, such as a violent crime) beforehand
Derived Formspremeditatedly, adverbpremeditative, adjectivepremeditator, noun

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Word Origin and History for premeditated

premeditate

v.

1540s, from pre- + meditate, or a back formation from premeditation, or else from Latin praemeditatus, past participle of praemeditari "to think over." Related: Premeditated; premeditating.

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