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supernatural

adjective uk   /ˌsuː.pəˈnætʃ.ər.əl/ us    /-pɚˈnætʃ.ɚ-/
B2 caused by forces that cannot be explained by science: Ghosts and evil spirits are supernatural. She is said to have supernatural powers and to be able to communicate with the dead.the supernatural B2 things that cannot be explained by science: I don't believe in the supernatural.
supernaturally
adverb uk   /-i/ us    /-pɚˈnætʃ.ɚ-/
Translations of “supernatural”
in Spanish sobrenatural…
in Korean 초자연적인…
in Arabic خارِق لِلطَبيعة, غَيبي…
in Portuguese sobrenatural…
in French surnaturel…
in German übernatürlich…
in Catalan sobrenatural…
in Japanese 超自然の, 不可思議な…
in Italian soprannaturale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 超自然的,無法用科學解釋的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 超自然的,无法用科学解释的…
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