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MENTAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mental mean? 

MENTAL (adjective)
  The adjective MENTAL has 5 senses:

1. involving the mind or an intellectual process
2. of or relating to the mind
3. of or relating to the chin- or liplike structure in insects and certain mollusks
4. of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw
5. affected by a disorder of the mind

  Familiarity information: MENTAL used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


MENTAL (adjective)


Sense 1mental [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Involving the mind or an intellectual process

Context examples:

mental images of happy times / mental calculations / in a terrible mental state / mental suffering / free from mental defects

Similar:

intellectual; noetic; rational (of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind)

moral (psychological rather than physical or tangible in effect)

psychic; psychical (affecting or influenced by the human mind)

psychogenic (mental or emotional rather than physiological in origin)

psychological (mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature)

Antonym:

physical (involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit)


Sense 2mental [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the mind

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

mental powers / mental development / mental hygiene

Pertainym:

mind (that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason)


Sense 3mental [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the chin- or liplike structure in insects and certain mollusks

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Domain category:

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)

Pertainym:

mentum (a projection below the mouth of certain mollusks that resembles a chin)


Sense 4mental [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

genial; mental

Pertainym:

mentum (a projection below the mouth of certain mollusks that resembles a chin)


Sense 5mental [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Affected by a disorder of the mind

Context examples:

a mental patient / mental illness

Similar:

unhealthy (not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind)


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