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Meaning of MENTAL

Pronunciation:  'mentl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  affected by a disorder of the mind; "a mental patient"; "mental illness"
  2. [adj]  involving the mind or an intellectual process; "mental images of happy times"; "mental calculations"; "in a terrible mental state"; "mental suffering"; "free from mental defects"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw
  4. [adj]  (biology) of or relating to the chin- or lip-like structure in insects and certain mollusks
  5. [adj]  of or relating to the mind; "mental powers"; "mental development"; "mental hygiene"

MENTAL is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: genial, intellectual, moral, noetic, psychic, psychical, psychogenic, psychological, rational, unhealthy
 Antonyms: physical



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Men"tal\, a. [L. mentum the chin.] (Anat.)
    Of or pertaining to the chin; genian; as, the mental nerve;
    the mental region.
  2. \Men"tal\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    A plate or scale covering the mentum or chin of a fish or
  3. \Men"tal\, a. [F., fr. L. mentalis, fr. mens, mentis, the
    mind; akin to E. mind. See {Mind}.]
    Of or pertaining to the mind; intellectual; as, mental
    faculties; mental operations, conditions, or exercise.
          What a mental power This eye shoots forth! --Shak.
    {Mental alienation}, insanity.
    {Mental arithmetic}, the art or practice of solving
       arithmetical problems by mental processes, unassisted by
       written figures.
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