verb (premodifies, premodifying, premodified)[with object] Grammar
- Modify the sense of (a noun or other word) by being placed before it.More example sentences
- Modification Gradable adjectives are premodified by intensifying adverbs such as very, extremely, and completely: very young, extremely cold, completely unfriendly.
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- A distinction is made between premodification (modifying by preceding) and post-modification (modifying by following) In diamond mines in South Africa, diamond is a premodifier and in South Africa is a post modifier.