1. Above; over; upon: superimpose.
2. Superior, as in size, quality, degree, or ability: superfluid.
a. Exceeding a norm: supersaturate.
b. Extreme or excessive, as in degree or intensity: supersubtle.
c. Containing a specified ingredient in an unusually high proportion: superphosphate.
4. More inclusive than a specified category: superorder.
[Latin, from super, over, above; see uper in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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