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pre-existing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpre-existingpre-existing, preexisting /ˌpriːɪɡˈzɪstɪŋ◂/ adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 formalEXIST existing before a particular time or event 🔊 Inform your doctor of any pre-existing medical condition.
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pre-existingIn this kind of case, pre-existing acquaintances were invalidated.It also stops them refusing cover for more than a year to those with pre-existing conditions.This deposit mantles the flanks of the pre-existing cone, but is no more than a few metres thick at most.This division to some degree reflected the pre-existing division of opinion on the Poor Law and its desirable replacement.The Act effects several important changes to the pre-existing law.Replacive minerals grow, as their name suggests, in the place of pre-existing minerals and not into pore spaces.On the one hand, nucleic acids arise only as copies of pre-existing nucleic acids.If the database contains pre-existing original works normal rules apply.pre-existing ... conditionDisability caused by a pre-existing medical condition.How can I change jobs if I have a pre-existing medical condition?It also stops them refusing cover for more than a year to those with pre-existing conditions.Few policies cover pre-existing conditions, self-inflicted injury or pregnancy-related claims.
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