preelectric

adjective
pre·​elec·​tric | \ ˌprē-i-ˈlek-trik How to pronounce preelectric (audio) , -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

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1901, in the meaning defined above

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