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paranormal

adjective uk   /ˌpær.əˈnɔː.məl/ us    /ˌper.əˈnɔːr-/
impossible to explain by known natural forces or by science: paranormal powers/events/forces This book is about people who claim to have paranormal abilities such as ESP and mind reading.

paranormal

noun uk   /ˌpær.əˈnɔː.məl/ us    /ˌper.əˈnɔːr-/
the paranormal all the things that are impossible to explain by known natural forces or by science: investigations into the paranormal
Translations of “paranormal”
in Chinese (Traditional) 科學無法解釋的,超自然的,神秘的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 科学无法解释的,超自然的,神秘的…
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