[pohst-di-loo-vee-uh n]


existing or occurring after the Biblical Flood.


a person who lived after the Biblical Flood.

Origin of postdiluvian

1670–80; post- + diluvian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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adjective Also: postdiluvial

existing or occurring after the biblical Flood


a person or thing existing after the biblical Flood

Word Origin for postdiluvian

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