Definition of predawn in English:

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Pronunciation: /priːˈdɔːn/


Relating to or taking place before dawn: in a predawn raid, troops stormed the university campus
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  • The traders said they were angry after learning that their plastic tents, wooden carts, boxes and boards used to display their merchandises had been taken by public order officials in a predawn raid on Tuesday.
  • After the first predawn raids on Tuesday, Malaysian authorities could proclaim with confidence that all had gone well, and that no one had been hurt.
  • Acting on a tip, police launched a predawn raid on their hideout, triggering an exchange of fire.
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