HyperDic: preform

English > 2 senses of the word preform:
VERBcreationpreformform into a shape resembling the final / final, desired one
creationpreformform or shape beforehand or determine the shape of beforehand
English > preform: 2 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningform into a shape resembling the final / final, desired one.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadershape, form, work, mold, mould, forgemake something, usually for a specific function
Similar topreformform or shape beforehand or determine the shape of beforehand
English > preform: 2 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningform or shape beforehand or determine the shape of beforehand.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broadershape, form, work, mold, mould, forgemake something, usually for a specific function
Similar topreformform into a shape resembling the final / final, desired one
Nounspreformationa theory (popular in the 18th century and now discredited) that an individual develops by simple enlargement of a tiny fully formed organism (a homunculus) that exists in the germ cell

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