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Topic: PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Greek
Origin: psychikos, from psyche; PSYCHE

psychic

1 adjective
     
psy‧chic1 [no comparative]
1 also psy‧chi‧calROMP relating to the power of the human mind to do strange or surprising things that cannot be explained by reason:
a spiritual healer with psychic powers
a documentary on psychic phenomena
2ROMP someone who is psychic has the ability to know what other people are thinking or what will happen in the future [↪ clairvoyant]:
You don't have to be psychic to know what Maggie is thinking.
3 also psychicalMP affecting the mind rather than the body:
psychic disorders (=illnesses)
psychically adverb
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