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[pree-wawr] /ˈpriˈwɔr/
before the war:
prewar prices.
Origin of prewar
1905-10; pre- + war1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for prewar
  • Production has basically not improved from prewar levels.
  • The prewar era can be viewed with nostalgia: a moment in time when the future had been seen, and it was good.
  • It had a prewar population of about half a million and now contains about twice that.
  • Doc notices the prewar mitral valve and the good old right ventricle.
  • But the idea generated new, dark energies in the prewar period.
  • They had extensive prewar political experience in a variety of elective and appointive offices.
British Dictionary definitions for prewar


/ˌpriːˈwɔː; ˈpriːˌwɔː/
of or occurring in the period before a war, esp before World War I or II
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