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superphysical

[soo-per-fiz-i-kuh l] /ˌsu pərˈfɪz ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
above or beyond what is physical; hyperphysical.
Origin of superphysical
1595-1605
First recorded in 1595-1605; super- + physical
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Examples from the Web for superphysical
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  • Rather do they extend the field of scientific investigation into the superphysical.

    The Way of Initiation Rudolf Steiner
  • Indeed, it is next to impossible to shake off these superphysical cerebrums.

    Byways of Ghost-Land Elliott O'Donnell
  • The laws that govern the superphysical are not known to us at present.

    Byways of Ghost-Land Elliott O'Donnell
  • When I recovered, the dawn was breaking and all evidences of the superphysical had disappeared.

    Byways of Ghost-Land Elliott O'Donnell
  • As he toiled on his breast ached under a pain that was superphysical.

    The Hills of Refuge Will N. Harben
  • Barrahneil was most eager to see a superphysical manifestation.

    The Sorcery Club

    Elliott O'Donnell
  • Let those who doubt this study the superphysical all around them.

    Animal Ghosts Elliott O'Donnell
  • Nor was there anything about the house that in any way suggested the superphysical.

    Animal Ghosts Elliott O'Donnell
  • So far, beyond my feeling that there was a superphysical something in the house, nothing had occurred.

    Scottish Ghost Stories Elliott O'Donnell
  • The ego, the superphysical conscious and reasoning entity should rule its material body, its temporary vehicle.

British Dictionary definitions for superphysical

superphysical

/ˌsuːpəˈfɪzɪkəl/
adjective
1.
not explained by the known physical laws and phenomena; supernatural
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