psychotomimetic

adjective

psy·​choto·​mi·​met·​ic sī-ˌkä-tō-mə-ˈme-tik How to pronounce psychotomimetic (audio)
-mī-
: of, relating to, involving, or inducing psychotic alteration of behavior and personality
psychotomimetic drugs
psychotomimetic noun
psychotomimetically adverb

Word History

Etymology

psychotic + -o- + mimetic

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of psychotomimetic was in 1956

Dictionary Entries Near psychotomimetic

Cite this Entry

“Psychotomimetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychotomimetic. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

psychotomimetic

1 of 2 adjective
psy·​choto·​mi·​met·​ic sī-ˌkät-ō-mə-ˈmet-ik, -mī- How to pronounce psychotomimetic (audio)
: of, relating to, involving, or inducing psychotic alteration of behavior and personality
psychotomimetic drugs
psychotomimetically adverb

psychotomimetic

2 of 2 noun
: a psychotomimetic agent (as a drug)
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