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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·dis·pose v. t. [imp. & p. p. Predisposed p. pr. & vb. n. Predisposing.]
 1. To dispose or incline beforehand; to give a predisposition or bias to; as, to predispose the mind to friendship.
 2. To make fit or susceptible beforehand; to give a tendency to; as, debility predisposes the body to disease.
 Predisposing causes Med., causes which render the body liable to disease; predisponent causes.