Etymology
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psychotic (adj.)

"of or pertaining to psychosis," 1889, coined from psychosis, on the model of neurotic/neurosis; ultimately from Greek psykhē "understanding, the mind (as the seat of thought), faculty of reason" (see psyche). Related: Psychotically.

psychotic (n.)

"a psychotic person," 1901, from psychotic (adj.).

updated on January 20, 2021

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