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mental

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Psychology, psychiatry
mentalmen‧tal /ˈmentl/ ●●● S2 W2 AWL adjective  1 [only before noun]MIMP relating to the health or state of someone’s mindpsychiatric The centre provides help for people suffering from mental illness. Stress has an effect on both your physical and mental health.2 [only before noun]MPMIND relating to the mind and thinking, or happening only in the mind a child’s mental development You need to develop a positive mental attitude.mental picture/image (=a picture that you form in your mind) I tried to get a mental picture of him from her description.3 make a mental note4 mental block5 go mental6 [not before noun] British English informalCRAZY thinking or behaving in a way that seems crazy or strange He must be mental!7 British English informal very confused, busy, or exciting I had a mental time at the festival – there was all sorts of crazy stuff going on! mentally adverb I was exhausted, both physically and mentally.
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mentalThe power goes beyond that which can be defined as physical or mental.That guy's mental!In people who are not esoterically developed, the mental and emotional bodies are in a rudimentary or nascent state.After months of overworking, Briggs was suffering from mental and physical exhaustion.The popular health movement also looks at health in a holistic way - the physical, mental and spiritual aspects.Rick had a complete mental breakdown after his family died in a car crash.Swiney proposed that women's racial superiority was evidenced both by their physical and mental capabilities and in their internal cellular composition.It takes a lot of mental effort to understand these ideas.He craved effort, especially mental effort.mental healthThere had been, the broadcast added unexpectedly, a history of mental instability.Recently escaped from the state mental institution.Thornton also stars as a mildly retarded man who returns to his hometown after 25 years in a mental institution.a mental institutionViolent mental patients were kept in a separate ward.a hospital ward for non-violent mental patientsI'd never met Jane's boyfriend, but I had a clear mental picture of what he looked like.We knew she had been having mental problems.mental healthHe says that managed care firms integrate physical and mental health care.By 1987 five inpatient units in general hospitals had been created and thirteen mental health centres.Interviewees reported that a few service users had refused to allow their names to be placed on a mental health database.Mrs Carter pushed for mental health legislation and regularly attended cabinet meetings.The first is to provide now a mental health service specifically for hostel dwellers or those living on the streets.United Behavioral Health, however, applied only for the mental health services component.Planning proposals for a new system of mental health services for the areas of Lisbon and Oporto were developed.The mental health system was even worse.mental picture/imageSlowly, the process converges on a piece of art that is an expression of the user's own mental image.Somewhere between the event and the sentence is a mental picture.Visualization / Imagery-This technique combines relaxation exercises with the creation of mental images.Lydecker says she can tune in to animals' mental images and feel their emotional and physical sensations.They learn to let words create a mental picture and to then make a replica of their vision.She had an acute mental picture of him.Often we have only fragments of bones to build up a mental picture of the final complete skeleton.This is in order to provide the reader with a mental picture of the house as the technical options are discussed.
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