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Definition of "psychotic" []

  • Of, relating to, or affected by psychosis. (adjective)
  • A person affected by psychosis. (noun)

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 "psychotic" in a sentence
  • "In the tradition of the psychotic's use of language I would like to recommend that we discard the term psychotic altogether and substitute the word pain for his condition."
  • "Böcklin was talking about what I call psychotic persistence."
  • ""I have heard stories of kids having what they call psychotic breakdowns in kindergarten, kids who are distressed because they are 'kindergarten failures' because they can't read and they can't write," she says."