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prevenient

[ pri-veen-yuhnt ]
/ prɪˈvin yənt /
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adjective
coming before; antecedent.
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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-nuhns], /ˈprɛv ə nəns/, pre·ven·ience [pri-veen-yuhns], /prɪˈvin yəns/, nounpre·ven·ient·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for prevenient

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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