sympathetic

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  • IPA(key): /ˌsɪmpəˈθɛtɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛtɪk

Adjective[edit]

sympathetic (comparative more sympathetic, superlative most sympathetic)

  1. Of, related to, showing, or characterized by sympathy.
    John looked very upset. I gave him a sympathetic look.
  2. Relating to similarity.
    Sympathetic magic is based on imitation or correspondence.
  3. (physiology) Relating to the sympathetic nervous system.
    Sympathetic innervation involves epinephrine.
  4. Relating to sounds induced by vibrations conveyed through a fluid from a body already in vibration.

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(relating to sympathy):

(relating to the sympathetic nervous system):

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