hy·​per·​phys·​i·​cal | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈfi-zi-kəl How to pronounce hyperphysical (audio) \
variants: or hyper-physical

Definition of hyperphysical

1 : characterized by unusually intense, frenetic, or demanding physical activity : extremely or excessively physical … some boys really do seem to benefit from boxing and football and other hyper-physical activities…
2 : being beyond or more than the physical : independent of the physical or not being within its confines … it could be classified strictly as a hyperphysical event, an ad hoc divine miracle, and thereby excluded from all physical accountability …— Robert Westman

Other Words from hyperphysical

hyperphysically \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˈfi-​zi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce hyperphysically (audio) \ or hyper-physically adverb

First Known Use of hyperphysical

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Hyperphysical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperphysical. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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