[sahy-kot-oh-muh-met-ik, -mahy-] /saɪˌkɒt oʊ məˈmɛt ɪk, -maɪ-/
(of a substance or drug) tending to produce symptoms like those of a psychosis; hallucinatory.
(of drugs such as LSD and mescaline) capable of inducing psychotic symptoms
psychotomimetic psy·chot·o·mi·met·ic (sī-kŏt’ō-mə-mět’ĭk, -mī-)
Tending to induce hallucinations, delusions, or other symptoms of a psychosis. Used of a drug. n.
A psychotomimetic drug, such as LSD.
adjective, Pharmacology. 1. toxic or harmful to the mind or personality.
[sahy-kuh-tron-ik] /ˌsaɪ kəˈtrɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to a genre of usually low-budget movies that includes horror, fantasy, science-fiction, and underground films.
[sahy-koh-troh-pik] /ˌsaɪ koʊˈtroʊ pɪk/ adjective 1. affecting mental activity, behavior, or perception, as a mood-altering drug. noun 2. a psychotropic drug, as a tranquilizer, sedative, or antidepressant. psychotropic /ˌsaɪkəʊˈtrɒpɪk/ adjective 1. another word for psychoactive psychotropic psy·cho·tro·pic (sī’kə-trō’pĭk, -trŏp’ĭk) adj. Having an altering effect on perception or behavior. Used especially of a drug. n. A […]
noun, Informal. 1. an act or instance of psyching out. verb (used with object), Informal. 1. to intimidate or frighten psychologically, or make nervous (often followed by out): to psych out the competition. 2. to prepare psychologically to be in the right frame of mind or to give one’s best (often followed by up): to […]
1. a combining form meaning “cold,” used in the formation of compound words: psychrometer. combining form 1. cold: psychrometer psychro- pref. Cold: psychrophilic.