pre·​elec·​tric ˌprē-i-ˈlek-trik How to pronounce preelectric (audio)
variants or pre-electric
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preelectric was in 1901

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Cite this Entry

“Preelectric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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