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pre·war

 (prē′wôr′)
adj.
Existing or occurring before a war.

prewar

(ˌpriːˈwɔː; ˈpriːˌwɔː)
adj
of or occurring in the period before a war, esp before World War I or II
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prewar - existing or belonging to a time before a war; "prewar levels of industrial production"
postwar - belonging to the period after a war; "postwar resettlement"; "postwar inflation"
Translations

prewar

[ˈpriːˈwɔːʳ] ADJde antes de la guerra
the prewar periodla preguerra

prewar

[ˈpriːˈwɔːʳ] adjdell'anteguerra, anteguerra inv
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