adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin supernaturalis, from Latin super- + natura nature Date: 15th century 1. of or relating to an order of existence beyond the visible observable universe; especially of or relating to God or a god, demigod, spirit, or devil 2. a. departing from what is usual or normal especially so as to appear to transcend the laws of nature b. attributed to an invisible agent (as a ghost or spirit) • supernatural nounsupernaturally adverbsupernaturalness noun

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