Definition of psychic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsaɪkɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪkɪk//
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  1. 1(less frequent psychical
    BrE BrE//ˈsaɪkɪkl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪkɪkl//
    connected with strange powers of the mind and not able to be explained by natural laws synonym paranormal psychic energy/forces/phenomena/powers psychic healing psychical research (= research into strange powers and events)
  2. 2(of a person) seeming to have strange mental powers and to be able to do things that are not possible according to natural laws She claims to be psychic and helps people to contact the dead. How am I supposed to know—I'm not psychic!
  3. 3(less frequent psychical) (formal) connected with the mind rather than the body More Like This Silent letters gnarled, gnash, gnat, gnaw, gnome haute cuisine, heir, (NAmE herb), honour, hors d’oeuvre, hour knack, knee, kneel, knife, knight, knit, knob, knock, knot, know, knuckle psalm, psephology, psychic, ptarmigan, pterodactyl, psychology wrangle, wrap, wreath, wreck, wrench, wrestle, wriggle, wring, write, wrong bomb, climb, crumb, doubt, lamb, limb ascent, fascinate, muscle, scene, scissors height, right, sleigh, weight align, campaign, design, foreign, malign, reign, unfeigned balmy, calm, calf, half, yolk autumn, column, condemn, damn, hymn, solemn bristle, fasten, listen, mortgage, soften, thistle, wrestle biscuit, build, circuit, disguise, guilty, league, rogue, vague yacht answer, sword, twoSee worksheet.
  4. Word Originearly 19th cent.: from Greek psukhikos, from psukhē ‘breath, life, soul’.
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