psychical

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From Ancient Greek ψυχικός (psukhikós) +‎ -al.

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psychical (not comparable)

  1. Performed by or pertaining to the mind or spirit; mental, psychic. [from 17th c.]
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Vintage 2007, p. 53:
      Who could say where the fleshly impulse ceased, or the psychical impulse began?
  2. (theology) Pertaining to the animal nature of man, as opposed to the spirit. [from 18th c.]
  3. Outside the realm of the physical; supernatural, psychic. [from 19th c.]

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