psychotic

adjective psy·chot·ic \ sī-ˈkä-tik \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of psychotic

: of, relating to, marked by, or affected with psychosis
  • a psychotic patient
  • psychotic behavior

psychotic

noun

psychotically

play \sī-ˈkä-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of psychotic in a Sentence

  1. He was diagnosed as psychotic.

  2. the identity of the psychotic murderer known as the Zodiac Killer remains an intriguing puzzle

Recent Examples of psychotic from the Web

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First Known Use of psychotic

circa 1890


PSYCHOTIC Defined for English Language Learners

psychotic

adjective

Definition of psychotic for English Language Learners

  • : having or relating to a very serious mental illness that makes you act strangely or believe things that are not true : relating to or suffering from psychosis


Medical Dictionary

1

psychotic

adjective psy·chot·ic \ sī-ˈkät-ik \

medical Definition of psychotic

: of, relating to, marked by, or affected with psychosis

psychotically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

2

psychotic

noun

medical Definition of psychotic

: a psychotic individual


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