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psychic

adjective psy·chic \ ˈsī-kik \
variants: or less commonly psychical play \ˈsī-ki-kəl\
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of psychic

1 :of or relating to the psyche :psychogenic
2 :lying outside the sphere of physical science or knowledge :immaterial, moral, or spiritual in origin or force
3 :sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces and influences :marked by extraordinary or mysterious sensitivity, perception, or understanding

psychically

play \ˈsī-ki-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of psychic in a Sentence

  1. She claims to be psychic.

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Origin and Etymology of psychic

Greek psychikos of the soul, from psychē soul


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psychic

noun

Definition of psychic

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

Examples of psychic in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of psychic from the Web

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First Known Use of psychic

1860


PSYCHIC Defined for English Language Learners

psychic

noun

Definition of psychic for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Medical Dictionary

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psychic

adjective psy·chic \ ˈsī-kik \
variants: also psychical play \-ki-kəl\

medical Definition of psychic

1 :of or relating to the psyche :psychogenic
2 :sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces and influences

psychically

play \-ki-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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psychic

noun

medical Definition of psychic

:a person apparently sensitive to nonphysical forces


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