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prae-flōro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. flos, deprive of its blossoms beforehand; only trop.
1. To lessen, diminish, tarnish (very rare, and perh. not ante-Aug.): “gloriam ejus victoriae praefloratam apud Thermopylas esse,Liv. 37, 58 fin.; cf.: “decus praecerptum praefloratumque,Plin. Pan. 58: “gaudii fructum,Gell. 14, 1, 36.—
2. To deflower: “vidua venit jam ab alio praeflorata,App. Mag. p. 332, 29.
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