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

First recorded in 1805–15; preter- + human
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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


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


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

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