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preliterate

adjective pre·lit·er·ate \ˌprē-ˈli-t(ə-)rət\

Definition of PRELITERATE

1
a :  not yet employing writing as a cultural medium
b :  lacking the use of writing
2
:  antedating the use of writing
preliterate noun
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First Known Use of PRELITERATE

1925

Rhymes with PRELITERATE

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