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pre- +‎ boom


preboom (not comparable)

  1. (economics) Before a boom
    • 2009, January 17, “Andrew Jacobs”, in A County in China Sees Its Fortunes in Tea Leaves Until a Bubble Bursts[1]:
      From 1999 to 2007, the price of Pu’er, a fermented brew invented by Tang Dynasty traders, increased tenfold [] before tumbling far below its preboom levels.