adjective Also psy·chi·cal.
- psychiatric hospital,
- psychiatric social worker,
- psychic bid,
- psychic determinism,
- psychic distance,
- psychic energizer,
- psychic energy
Origin of psychic
Examples from the Web for psychically
Remarque laments a generation where even the survivors are psychically mangled.
Gingrich seemed to just stop fighting, beaten not only on points, but psychically.
Yet Couric's tar-and-feathering may have been psychically useful to her.
Not merely was there no sign of irritation from peripheral sources, but also no one of the three was psychically normal.Tics and Their Treatment|Henry Meigne
Women have suffered more, psychically; because this way lay their nature and their human lot.Feminism and Sex-Extinction|Arabella Kenealy
The whole man actually feels his way, physically and psychically, into the heart of the music.The Joyful Heart|Robert Haven Schauffler
How luminous and psychically electric is Lowells book compared with it.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1|Elizabeth Bisland
Any special command you wish to convey to another person, psychically, you will do well to practice before the mirror in this way.Clairvoyance and Occult Powers|Swami Panchadasi
- outside the possibilities defined by natural laws, as mental telepathy
- (of a person) sensitive to forces not recognized by natural laws
Word Origin for psychic
1872, "of or pertaining to the human soul" (earlier psychical, 1640s), from Greek psykhikos "of the soul, spirit, or mind" (opposed to somatikos), also (New Testament) "concerned with the life only, animal, natural," from psykhe "soul, mind, life" (see psyche). Meaning "characterized by psychic gifts" first recorded 1871.
"a medium;" 1870; see psychic (adj.).