psychological

psychological
psy|cho|log|i|cal
W3 [ˌsaıkəˈlɔdʒıkəl US -ˈla:-] adj
1.) relating to the way that your mind works and the way that this affects your behaviour
Sleep disorders are a serious psychological problem .
Freud's psychological theories
What was the patient's psychological state ?
2.) relating to what is in someone's mind rather than what is real
Max says he's ill, but I'm sure it's psychological.
3.) psychological warfare
behaviour intended to make your opponents lose confidence or feel afraid
4.) the psychological moment
BrE informal the exact time in a situation when you have the best chance to achieve what you want
>psychologically [-kli] adv
psychologically disturbed patients

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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