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preemie

Line breaks: pree¦mie
Pronunciation: /ˈpriːmi
 
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Definition of preemie in English:

noun (plural preemies)

North American informal
A baby born prematurely.
Example sentences
  • Another very common problem affecting preemies is immature lungs.
  • They acknowledged the life-saving potential of medical devices to support preemies and other ill newborns through life-and-death situations.
  • The infection destroys the intestine or a part of the bowel and kills a quarter of preemies born with it.

Origin

1920s (as premy): from premature + -ie.

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