Definition of prem in English:
A premature baby: the only way they could see to keep prems alive at the time was by using pure oxygen
More example sentences
- One meta-analysis casts doubt with regard to prems and infection.
- Children's specialists are improving the outlook for prems (frail, under-developed babies, some born too soon).
- All four are happy and healthy despite their rocky start to life and are taking part in the Walk for Prems to raise money for the charity.
adjectiveBack to top
(Of a baby) premature.
- A doctor has never stated this as fact, but when Anne needs a doctor or hospital visit, we are always asked if she was a prem baby.
- It amazes me how complete she is, 7 weeks prem and although she is half the size that Josh was when he was born she has all the necessary fingers and toes.
- A nurse told how the prem babies became hypothermic during the critical half hour periods when the generators were switched off.
1950s: abbreviation of premature.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.