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- præoccupate (archaic)
- (obsolete) To influence, to occupy (the mind) in advance; to be preoccupied with.
- 1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, The Essayes, […], printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821:, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.40:
- the mad and fond curiositie of our nature, ammusing it selfe to preoccupate future things, as if it had not enough to doe to digest the present.
- (obsolete) To meet in advance; to forestall, pre-empt.