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premonitory

[pri-mon-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /prɪˈmɒn ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
giving premonition; serving to warn beforehand.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Late Latin praemonitōrius. See pre-, monitory
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  • Spender could feel fascism coming on, and was appalled by the premonitory symptoms of it.
  • People living near volcanoes may detect premonitory events before an eruption.
Word Origin and History for premonitory
adj.

1640s, from Late Latin praemonitorius, from praemonitor, agent noun from stem of praemonere (see premonition).

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