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English definition of “mental”

mental

adjective     /ˈmen.təl/ US  /-t̬əl/
B2 [before noun] relating to the mind, or involving the process of thinking: The family has a history of mental disorder. A doctor was asked about the mental state of the prisoner. She had a mental picture (= a picture in her mind) of how the house would look when they finished decorating it. → Compare physical adjectiveLogic and reasonMind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysis UK slang crazyStupid and sillyOf unsound mind
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