Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “psychiatric”

psychiatric

adjective uk   /ˌsaɪ.kiˈæt.rɪk/ us  
of or relating to the study of mental illness: psychiatric treatment a psychiatric patient the hospital's psychiatric unitScience of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality
psychiatrically
adverb uk   /-rɪ.kəl.i/ us  
Science of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality
(Definition of psychiatric from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of psychiatric?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Science of psychology & psychoanalysis, but you might be interested in these topics from the Psychology, psychiatry, & psychoanalysis topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “psychiatric”

Word of the Day

throw

to send something through the air with force, especially by a sudden movement of the arm

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More