antediluvial

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Etymology[edit]

Early 18th c., ante- +‎ diluvial, possibly as alteration of earlier antediluvian.[1]

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Adjective[edit]

antediluvial (comparative more antediluvial, superlative most antediluvial)

  1. (biblical) Of or pertaining to a time before Noah's flood.
    Synonym: antediluvian
  2. (rare) Antiquated.
    Synonym: antediluvian

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