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prehistoric

adjective
variants: also prehistorical

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The first known use of prehistoric was in 1832

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“Prehistoric.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prehistoric. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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