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  • v. Present participle of pre-exist. Alternative spelling of preexisting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. existing previously or before something


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  • Some of us have diabetes before becoming pregnant; this is known as pre-existing diabetes.

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  • The federal government just made it a lot easier to get insurance through the "high risk pools" sometimes called "pre-existing condition" programs that operate in each state.

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  • He outlawed the use of those so-called pre-existing conditions that forced many Americans to go without health insurance or pay exorbitant premiums.

  • However, we also find that greater pre-existing warmth toward Catholics at time 1 predicts gaining a Catholic friend at time 2, which calls the direction of causality into question.

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  • Judge Vinson writes on page 62 of the ruling that the goal of "excluding or charging higher rates to people with pre-existing conditions" is clearly "legitimate" and "within the scope of the Constitution."

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  • Since September, the health reform law has barred insurers from withholding policies to children under 19 who have a pre-existing condition.

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  • Getty Images DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz The week before that statement, Ms. Wasserman Schultz announced that the GOP was engaged in "a war on women" and for good measure were backing a Medicare reform plan that would allow insurance companies to "throw you to the wolves" and "deny you coverage and drop you for pre-existing conditions."

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  • To maintain its strong performance, SK Innovation said it plans to continue efforts to improve the competitiveness of its pre-existing businesses while also developing new sources of revenue.

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  • Pathological Gaming: Obsessive video gaming isn't a transient childhood phase but appears to be an addictive behavior that contributes to pre-existing mental and emotional problems in susceptible youth, according to a study in Pediatrics.

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  • Unlike Facebook or Twitter, you don't have to sign up new friends or ask permission to "follow" folks -- your followers are pre-existing Gmail contacts.

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