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"psychic" in British English

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psychicadjective

uk   us   /ˈsaɪ.kɪk/
  • psychic adjective (MENTAL)

(​especially of an ​illness) of the ​mindrather than the ​body: psychic ​problems
psychical
adjective [before noun] uk   us   /-kɪ.kəl/
The Society for Psychical Research is ​investigatingreports of a ​ghost at the ​oldvicarage.
psychically
adverb uk   us   /-kɪ.kəl.i/

psychicnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsaɪ.kɪk/
(Definition of psychic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"psychic" in American English

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psychicadjective

 us   /ˈsɑɪ·kɪk/
having to do with the ​mind and the ​emotionsrather than with the ​body: Regular ​exercise has psychic as well as ​physicalbenefits. If a ​person, ​experience, or ​event is said to be psychic, the person’s ​abilities or the ​nature of the ​experience or ​event cannot be ​explained by ​modernscience: psychic ​phenomena

psychicnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɑɪ·kɪk/
a ​personbelieved to have ​abilities, esp. ​involving a ​knowledge of the ​future, that cannot be ​explained by ​modernscience
(Definition of psychic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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