Meaning of “mentally” in the English Dictionary

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"mentally" in British English

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mentallyadverb

uk /ˈmen.təl.i/ us /ˈmen.t̬əl.i/

B2 connected with or related to the mind:

mentally ill
It's going to be a tough competition but I'm mentally prepared for it.

More examples

  • Are the players mentally and physically prepared to play a tough game?
  • The programme offers intermediate care for the mentally retarded.
  • There are laws there to protect the mentally ill, but now and then someone does slip through the net.
  • She's the warden of a home for mentally handicapped people.
  • As a young man, he had been certified and sent to a hospital for the mentally ill.

(Definition of “mentally” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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