hyperphysical

adjective

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

Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperphysical was in 1600

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Cite this Entry

“Hyperphysical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperphysical. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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