prevenient

[ pri-veen-yuh nt ]
/ prɪˈvin yənt /

adjective

coming before; antecedent.

Origin of prevenient

1600–10; < Latin praevenient- (stem of praeveniēns) coming before, present participle of praevenīre to anticipate. See pre-, convenient

OTHER WORDS FROM prevenient

prev·e·nance [prev-uh-nuh ns] /ˈprɛv ə nəns/, pre·ven·ience [pri-veen-yuh ns] /prɪˈvin yəns/, nounpre·ven·ient·ly, adverb
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prevenient
/ (prɪˈviːnɪənt) /

adjective

coming before; anticipating or preceding

Derived forms of prevenient

preveniently, adverb

Word Origin for prevenient

C17: from Latin praevenīre to precede, prevent
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