Pre`dis*pose" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Predisposed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Predisposing.] [Pref. pre- + dispose: cf. F. pr'edisposer.]


To dispose or incline beforehand; to give a predisposition or bias to; as, to predispose the mind to friendship.


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.


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