: relating to or involving a feeling of separation from one's body and of being able to view oneself and others from an external perspective
an out-of-body experience

Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of out-of-body was in 1968

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Cite this Entry

“Out-of-body.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out-of-body. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

out-of-body

adjective
: relating to or involving a feeling of separation from one's body and of being able to view oneself and others from an external perspective
an out-of-body experience
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