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Definition of "psyche" []

  • The spirit or soul. (noun)
  • Psychiatry The mind functioning as the center of thought, emotion, and behavior and consciously or unconsciously adjusting or mediating the body's responses to the social and physical environment. (noun)
  • Variant of psych. (verb)

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 "psyche" in a sentence
  • "In the context of the soul or the child we are discussing in this book, we might see these standards not only in psychological or moral terms but also in spiritual terms, as the word psyche originally implied."
  • "It is necessary to leave the term psyche untranslated initially, since it cannot be accurately rendered by a single English word such as"
  • "There is the suggestion inherent in the word psyche that great respect, care and consideration should be rendered in this technique."