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preterhuman

[pree-ter-hyoo-muh n or, often, -yoo-]
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adjective
  1. beyond what is human: preterhuman experience.

Origin of preterhuman

First recorded in 1805–15; preter- + human
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Examples from the Web for preterhuman

Historical Examples

  • Their prowess was equal to their ferocity, and this was enough to make them seem endowed with preterhuman powers.

    The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84

    John Lothrop Motley


British Dictionary definitions for preterhuman

preterhuman

adjective
  1. rare beyond what is human
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Word Origin and History for preterhuman

adj.

1803, from preter- + human (adj.).

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