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[pohst-di-loo-vee-uh n]
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  1. existing or occurring after the Biblical Flood.
  1. a person who lived after the Biblical Flood.

Origin of postdiluvian

1670–80; post- + diluvian
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Examples from the Web for postdiluvian

Historical Examples

  • I have referred above only to the question of historic or postdiluvian man.

    The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science

    John William Dawson

  • He began adroitly with the only remaining family; swept the postdiluvian peoples into midnight heathenism.

    Is the Devil a Myth?

    C. F. Wimberly

  • When we leave the Deluge and come to the postdiluvian or neanthropic period, similar coincidences occur.

  • But to have that late day enlivened with the vivacity of youth is much more, and in these postdiluvian times a rarity indeed.

British Dictionary definitions for postdiluvian


adjective Also: postdiluvial
  1. existing or occurring after the biblical Flood
  1. a person or thing existing after the biblical Flood

Word Origin

C17: from post- + diluvian, from Latin diluvium deluge, flood
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