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

First Known Use of preelectric

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Preelectric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preelectric. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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