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psychic

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adjective psy·chic \ˈsī-kik\

Simple Definition of psychic

  • —used to describe strange mental powers and abilities (such as the ability to predict the future, to know what other people are thinking, or to receive messages from dead people) that cannot be explained by natural laws

  • of a person : having strange and unnatural mental abilites : having psychic powers

  • : of or relating to the mind

Full Definition of psychic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the psyche :  psychogenic

  2. 2 :  lying outside the sphere of physical science or knowledge :  immaterial, moral, or spiritual in origin or force

  3. 3 :  sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces and influences :  marked by extraordinary or mysterious sensitivity, perception, or understanding

psy·chi·cal·ly play \-ki-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of psychic

  1. She claims to be psychic.



Variants of psychic

also psy·chi·cal play \-ki-kəl\

Origin of psychic

Greek psychikos of the soul, from psychē soul


First Known Use: 1642


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psychic

noun psy·chic

Simple Definition of psychic

  • : a person who has strange mental powers and abilities (such as the ability to predict the future, to know what other people are thinking, or to receive messages from dead people) : a person who has psychic powers

Full Definition of psychic

  1. 1 a :  a person apparently sensitive to nonphysical forces b :  medium 2d

  2. 2 :  psychic phenomena

Examples of psychic

  1. She claims to be a psychic.

  2. <a TV psychic who managed to convince at least some people that their deceased loved ones were using him to relay messages>



1871

First Known Use of psychic

1871



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