preboom

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

pre- +‎ boom

AdjectiveEdit

preboom ‎(not comparable)

  1. (economics) Before a boom
    • 2009, January 17, “Andrew Jacobs”[New York Times], A County in China Sees Its Fortunes in Tea Leaves Until a Bubble Bursts:
      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.
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