non·​psy·​chi·​at·​ric ˌnän-ˌsī-kē-ˈa-trik How to pronounce nonpsychiatric (audio)
: not of, relating to, or used in psychiatry
nonpsychiatric drugs
nonpsychiatric disorders
: not providing, receiving, or involving psychiatric care or treatment
nonpsychiatric physicians
a nonpsychiatric patient

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Significant training about suicide usually does not begin until the third year of medical school, during psychiatric rotations in clinical settings, which gives the message that this subject is of limited importance to doctors in nonpsychiatric fields. Rodolfo Bonnin, Scientific American, 26 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonpsychiatric was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Nonpsychiatric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

Medical Definition


non·​psy·​chi·​at·​ric -ˌsī-kē-ˈa-trik How to pronounce nonpsychiatric (audio)
: not psychiatric
nonpsychiatric patients
nonpsychiatric medical personnelL. S. Holsenbeck
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