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postdiluvian

[ pohst-di-loo-vee-uhn ]
/ ˌpoʊst dɪˈlu vi ən /
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adjective
existing or occurring after the Biblical Flood.
noun
a person who lived after the Biblical Flood.
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Origin of postdiluvian

1670–80; post- + diluvian
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British Dictionary definitions for postdiluvian

postdiluvian
/ (ˌpəʊstdɪˈluːvɪən, -daɪ-) /

adjective Also: postdiluvial
existing or occurring after the biblical Flood
noun
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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