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psychologicaladjective

uk   /ˌsaɪ.kəlˈɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ us   /ˌsaɪ.kəˈlɑː.dʒɪ.kəl/
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.
(of an illness or other physical problem) caused by worry or sadness: I suspect his headaches are purely psychological.
[before noun] A psychological film or book is one in which there is a lot of attention given to the way people influence each other's behaviour: a psychological thriller

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adverb uk   /ˌsaɪ.kəlˈɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl.i/ us   /ˌsaɪ.kəˈlɑː.dʒɪ.kəl.i/
B2 psychologically disturbed
(Definition of psychological from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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psychologicaladjective

us   /ˌsɑɪ·kəˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kəl/
relating to the study of the mind: psychological testing Her problems were psychological.
Psychological also means having an effect on or involving the mind: psychological stress/well-being Her new novel is a psychological thriller.
psychologically
adverb us   /ˌsɑɪ·kəˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kli/
Gifted children are well-adjusted, popular, and psychologically healthy.
(Definition of psychological from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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psychologicaladjective

uk   /ˌsaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/ us  
relating to the human mind and feelings: The experience of being fired has had lasting psychological effects. The rail disaster had a psychological impact on some investors.
(Definition of psychological from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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