preterhuman

[ pree-ter-hyoo-muh n or, often, -yoo- ]
/ ˌpri tərˈhyu mən or, often, -ˈyu- /
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adjective

beyond what is human: preterhuman experience.

Nearby words

  1. pretense,
  2. pretension,
  3. pretensive,
  4. pretentious,
  5. preter-,
  6. preterist,
  7. preterit,
  8. preterite,
  9. preterition,
  10. preteritive

Origin of preterhuman

First recorded in 1805–15; preter- + human

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British Dictionary definitions for preterhuman

preterhuman

/ (ˌpriːtəˈhjuːmən) /

adjective

rare beyond what is human
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Word Origin and History for preterhuman

preterhuman

adj.

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

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