Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "limbic" []

  • Of, relating to, or characterized by a limbus. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the limbic system. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "limbic" in a sentence
  • "—The term limbic lobe was introduced by Broca, and under it he included the cingulate and hippocampal gyri, which together arch around the corpus callosum and the hippocampal fissure."
  • "This thing inside that binds us to our teams, and sometime even our towns, is what they call the limbic connection."
  • "In The Paranoia Switch, I coin the expression limbic war to refer to the activities of a fear monger who increases his political power by repeatedly triggering traumatic memories in the brains of individuals who have lived through a group calamity."