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Predispose meaning

predispose - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. To dispose or incline beforehand; to give a predisposition or bias to; as, to predispose the mind to friendship.
  2. 2. To make fit or susceptible beforehand; to give a tendency to; as, debility predisposes the body to disease.
  3. 3. Predisposition.
  4. 4. To incline or dispose beforehand.

predispose - examples of usage

  1. At other times the same germ may have become so virulent that almost all pregnant cows succumb to its force, or the herd may have been subjected to other causes of abortion which, though of themselves powerless to actually cause abortion, may yet so predispose the animals that even the weaker germ will operate with destructive effect. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. A chilling in this way may predispose to pneumonia. - "Measles", W. C. Rucker.
  3. The complicated stomach of ruminants predispose them to diseases of this portion of the digestive tract. - "Common Diseases of Farm Animals", R. A. Craig, D. V. M..
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