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mental

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adjective men·tal \ˈmen-təl\

Definition of mental

  1. 1 a :  of or relating to the mind; specifically :  of or relating to the total emotional and intellectual response of an individual to external reality <mental health> b :  of or relating to intellectual as contrasted with emotional activity c :  of, relating to, or being intellectual as contrasted with overt physical activity d :  occurring or experienced in the mind :  inner <mental anguish> e :  relating to the mind, its activity, or its products as an object of study :  ideological f :  relating to spirit or idea as opposed to matter

  2. 2 a (1) :  of, relating to, or affected by a psychiatric disorder <a mental patient> (2) :  mentally disordered :  mad, crazy b :  intended for the care or treatment of persons affected by psychiatric disorders <mental hospitals>

  3. 3 :  of or relating to telepathic or mind-reading powers

men·tal·ly play \-təl-ē\ adverb


Origin of mental

Middle English, from Late Latin mentalis, from Latin ment-, mens mind — more at mind


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with mental


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mental

adjective men·tal

Definition of mental

  1. :  of or relating to the chin :  genial



Origin of mental

Latin mentum chin — more at mouth


First Known Use: circa 1727



MENTAL Defined for Kids

mental

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adjective men·tal \ˈmen-təl\

Definition of mental

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the mind <mental abilities> <mental illness>

  2. 2 :  done in the mind <mental arithmetic>

  3. 3 :  intended for the care of persons affected by a disorder of the mind <a mental hospital>

men·tal·ly adverb




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