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psychotic

[ sahy-kot-ik ]
/ saɪˈkɒt ɪk /
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adjective
Psychiatry. relating to, characterized by, or exhibiting psychosis: a psychotic patient;psychotic symptoms;psychotic delusion.
(loosely) mentally unstable: The man who threw a stone through the convenience store window must be psychotic.
intensely upset, anxious, or angry; crazy: My dad gets so psychotic when I come home even a little bit late.
noun
Psychiatry. a person afflicted with psychosis.
(loosely) someone who is mentally unstable: Her partner is a psychotic who often uses abusive language.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM psychotic

psy·chot·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·psy·chot·ic, adjectivesem·i·psy·chot·ic, adjectiveun·psy·chot·ic, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH psychotic

neurotic, psychotic , schizoid, schizophrenic
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British Dictionary definitions for psychotic

psychotic
/ (saɪˈkɒtɪk) psychiatry /

adjective
of, relating to, or characterized by psychosis
noun
a person experiencing psychosis

Derived forms of psychotic

psychotically, adverb

usage for psychotic

It is preferable to talk about a person experiencing psychosis rather than a psychotic, which reduces a person's individuality
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Medical definitions for psychotic

psychotic
[ sī-kŏtĭk ]

adj.
Of, relating to, or affected by psychosis.
n.
A person affected by psychosis.
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