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superhuman

[ soo-per-hyoo-muhn or, often, -yoo- ]
/ ˌsu pərˈhyu mən or, often, -ˈyu- /
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adjective
above or beyond what is human; having a higher nature or greater powers than humans have: a superhuman being.
exceeding ordinary human power, achievement, experience, etc.: a superhuman effort.
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Origin of superhuman

From the New Latin word superhūmānus, dating back to 1625–35. See super-, human

OTHER WORDS FROM superhuman

su·per·hu·man·i·ty [soo-per-hyoo-man-i-tee or, often, -yoo-], /ˌsu pər hyuˈmæn ɪ ti or, often, -yu-/, su·per·hu·man·ness, nounsu·per·hu·man·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for superhuman

superhuman
/ (ˌsuːpəˈhjuːmən) /

adjective
having powers above and beyond those of mankind
exceeding normal human ability or experience

Derived forms of superhuman

superhumanity or superhumanness, nounsuperhumanly, adverb
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