un predisposing

predispose

[pree-di-spohz]
verb (used with object), predisposed, predisposing.
1.
to give an inclination or tendency to beforehand; make susceptible: Genetic factors may predispose human beings to certain metabolic diseases.
2.
to render subject, susceptible, or liable: The evidence predisposes him to public censure.
3.
to dispose beforehand.
4.
Archaic. to dispose of beforehand, as in a will, legacy, or the like.
verb (used without object), predisposed, predisposing.
5.
to give or furnish a tendency or inclination: an underground job that predisposes to lung infection.

Origin:
1640–50; pre- + dispose

predisposal, noun
predisposedly [pree-di-spoh-zid-lee, -spohzd-] , adverb
predisposedness, noun
unpredisposed, adjective
unpredisposing, adjective


1. prearrange, prepare. 3. bias, incline.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To un predisposing
Collins
World English Dictionary
predispose (ˌpriːdɪˈspəʊz)
 
vb (often foll by to or towards)
1.  to incline or make (someone) susceptible to something beforehand
2.  chiefly law to dispose of (property, etc) beforehand; bequeath
 
predis'posal
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

predispose pre·dis·pose (prē'dĭ-spōz')
v. pre·dis·posed, pre·dis·pos·ing, pre·dis·pos·es
To make susceptible, as to a disease.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;