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premonitory

[adj]
前兆的
预先警告[告诫]的
【医学】前驱的,先兆的,先期的

indicating a future happening, usually an unpleasant one
The appearance of a comet in the olden days was considered premonitory; that is, a warning of something bad going to happen. Eclipses were thought to be premonitory. A disease has premonitory signs too. That is, the symptoms of diseases are premonitory of the disease.


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