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psychological

adjective uk   /ˌsaɪ.kəlˈɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ us    /-kəˈlɑː.dʒɪ-/
B2 relating to the human mind and feelings: psychological problems He claims that the constant aircraft noise has a bad psychological effect on the residents. We are concerned with the physical and psychological well-being of our employees.Science of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality (of an illness or other physical problem) caused by worry or sadness: I suspect his headaches are purely psychological.Science of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality [before noun] describes a film or book in which there is a lot of attention given to the way people influence each other's behaviour: a psychological thrillerTypes of film, play, book etc.
psychologically
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
B2 psychologically disturbedScience of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality
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