Definition of “psychic” - English Dictionary

“psychic” in British English

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psychicadjective

uk /ˈsaɪ.kɪk/ us /ˈsaɪ.kɪk/

psychic adjective (MENTAL)

(especially of an illness) of the mind rather than the body:

psychic problems
psychical
adjective [ before noun ] uk /ˈsaɪ.kɪ.kəl/ us /ˈsaɪ.kɪ.kəl/

The Society for Psychical Research is investigating reports of a ghost at the old vicarage.
psychically
adverb uk /ˈsaɪ.kɪ.kəl.i/ us /ˈsaɪ.kɪ.kəl.i/

psychicnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsaɪ.kɪk/ 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 emotions rather than with the body:

Regular exercise has psychic as well as physical benefits.

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 modern science:

psychic phenomena

psychicnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsɑɪ·kɪk/

a person believed to have abilities, esp. involving a knowledge of the future, that cannot be explained by modern science

(Definition of “psychic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)