- Relating to or affected by psychosis.
* * *psy·chot·ic sī-'kät-ik adj of, relating to, marked by, or affected with psychosispsy·chot·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē advpsychotic n a psychotic individual
* * *psy·chot·ic (si-kotґik) 1. pertaining to, characterized by, or caused by psychosis. 2. a person exhibiting psychosis.
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