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psychotic

[sahy-kot-ik]
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adjective
  1. Psychiatry. characterized by or afflicted with psychosis.
  2. Psychiatry. of or relating to psychosis: psychotic symptoms; psychotic delusion.
  3. (loosely) mentally unstable: The man who threw a stone through the convenience store window must be psychotic.
  4. intensely upset, anxious, or angry; crazy: My dad gets so psychotic when I come home even a little bit late.
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noun
  1. Psychiatry. a person afflicted with psychosis.
  2. (loosely) someone who is mentally unstable: I always cross the street when I have to go past that homeless shelter; it's full of psychotics.
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  1. someone who exhibits extreme emotion or behavior: My brother turns into a complete psychotic whenever his team loses.
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Origin of psychotic

First recorded in 1885–85; psych(osis) + -otic
Related formspsy·chot·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·psy·chot·ic, adjectivesem·i·psy·chot·ic, adjectiveun·psy·chot·ic, adjective
Can be confusedneurotic psychotic schizoid schizophrenic
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psychotic

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characterized by psychosis
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noun
  1. a person experiencing psychosis
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Derived Formspsychotically, adverb

usage

It is preferable to talk about a person experiencing psychosis rather than a psychotic, which reduces a person's individuality
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Word Origin and History for nonpsychotic

psychotic

adj.

1889, coined from psychosis, on the model of neurotic/neurosis, from Greek psykhe- "mind, soul" (see psyche).

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psychotic

n.

"a psychotic person," 1901, from psychotic (adj.).

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nonpsychotic in Medicine

psychotic

(sī-kŏtĭk)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or affected by psychosis.
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n.
  1. A person affected by psychosis.
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