an act or instance of psyching out.
verb (used with object), Informal.
to intimidate or frighten psychologically, or make nervous (often followed by out):
to psych out the competition.
to prepare psychologically to be in the right frame of mind or to give one’s best (often followed by up):
to psych oneself up for an interview.
to figure out psychologically; decipher (often followed by out):
to psych out a problem.
(transitive) (informal) to psychoanalyse See also psych out, psych up
1. a combining form meaning “cold,” used in the formation of compound words: psychrometer. combining form 1. cold: psychrometer psychro- pref. Cold: psychrophilic.
psychroalgia psy·chro·al·gi·a (sī’krō-āl’jē-ə, -jə) n. A painful sensation of cold.
[sahy-krom-i-ter] /saɪˈkrɒm ɪ tər/ noun 1. an instrument for determining atmospheric humidity by the reading of two thermometers, the bulb of one being kept moist and ventilated. psychrometer /saɪˈkrɒmɪtə/ noun 1. a type of hygrometer consisting of two thermometers, one of which has a dry bulb and the other a bulb that is kept moist […]
noun 1. a chart for calculating values of relative humidity, absolute humidity, and dew point from psychrometer readings.
[sahy-krom-i-tree] /saɪˈkrɒm ɪ tri/ noun 1. the employment of the psychrometer. 2. the science of measuring the water-vapor content of the air. psychrometry psy·chrom·e·try (sī-krŏm’ĭ-trē) n. The calculation of relative humidity and water-vapor pressures from temperature and barometric pressure. Also called hygrometry.