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  • Cataphysical — Cat a*phys ic*al, a. [Pref. cata + physical.] Unnatural; contrary to nature. [R.] [1913 Webster] Some artists . . . have given to Sir Walter Scott a pile of forehead which is unpleassing and cataphysical. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cataphysical — /ka tə fizˈi kl/ (rare) adjective Unnatural ORIGIN: Gr kata down, against, and physis nature …   Useful english dictionary

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