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psychic

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adjective psy·chic \ˈsī-kik\
variants: or less commonly

psychical

play \-ki-kəl\

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

psychically

play \-ki-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of psychic in a Sentence

  1. She claims to be psychic.

Origin and Etymology of psychic

Greek psychikos of the soul, from psychē soul


First Known Use: 1645


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psychic

noun psy·chic

Definition of psychic

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

  2. 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

1860

First Known Use of psychic

1860


PSYCHIC Defined for English Language Learners

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psychic

noun psy·chic

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

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

psychical

\-ki-kəl\play

Medical Definition of psychic

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

  2. 2:  sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces and influences

psychically

\-ki-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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psychic

noun psy·chic

Medical Definition of psychic

  1. :  a person apparently sensitive to nonphysical forces



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