preelectric

adjective pre·elec·tric \ ˌprē-i-ˈlek-trik , -ē- \
variants: or pre-electric

Definition of preelectric

: of or like that of a time before the human use of electricity
  • the preelectric era/world
  • a preelectric sewing machine
  • One [solar storm] on the order of the 1859 event could take out the entire grid, sending hundreds of millions of people back to a preelectric way of life …
  • —Timothy Ferris

First Known Use of preelectric

1901

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