pre·​ag·​ri·​cul·​tur·​al ˌprē-ˌa-gri-ˈkəl-ch(ə-)rəl How to pronounce preagricultural (audio)
variants or pre-agricultural
: existing or occurring before the practice of agriculture
preagricultural times
a preagricultural hunter-gatherer society

Examples of preagricultural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The consumer obsession with preindustrial (or, in some instances, preagricultural) food gathering is complicated by the question at the heart of Feasting Wild: Were there ever wild foods to begin with? Outside Online, 24 May 2020 The communities of bacteria in the mouths of preagricultural humans and Neanderthals strongly resembled each other, the team reports today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Ann Gibbons, Science | AAAS, 10 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preagricultural was in 1898

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“Preagricultural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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