su·​per·​sub·​stan·​tial ˌsü-pər-səb-ˈstan(t)-shəl How to pronounce supersubstantial (audio)
: being above material substance : of a transcending substance

Word History


Late Latin supersubstantialis, from Latin super- + substantia substance

First Known Use

1534, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supersubstantial was in 1534

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Cite this Entry

“Supersubstantial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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