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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Disposing beforehand; predisposing.
  • n. That which predisposes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Disposing beforehand; predisposing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Predisposing; creating an inclination or disposition toward something.
  • n. That which predisposes; a predisposing cause.


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  • Where the pulse is small this defect of distention is present, and contributes much to produce the febris irritativa pulsu debili, or irritative fever with weak pulse, called by modern writers nervous fever, as a predisponent cause.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life


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