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pre·mo·ni·tion  audio  (prm-nshn, prm-) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A presentiment of the future; a foreboding.
  2. A warning in advance; a forewarning.

ETYMOLOGY:
Late Latin praemoniti, praemonitin-, from Latin praemonitus, past participle of praemonre, to forewarn : prae-, pre- + monre, to warn; see men-1 in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
pre·moni·tori·ly  (-mn-tôr-l, -tr-) KEY (Adverb), pre·moni·tory(Adjective)


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