[ UK /mˈɛntə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈmɛntəɫ/ ]
  1. affected by a disorder of the mind
    a mental patient
    mental illness
  2. of or relating to the chin- or liplike structure in insects and certain mollusks
  3. of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw
  4. of or relating to the mind
    mental hygiene
    mental development
    mental powers
  5. involving the mind or an intellectual process
    mental suffering
    in a terrible mental state
    mental calculations
    mental images of happy times
    free from mental defects
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How To Use mental In A Sentence

  • According to police and prosecutors, the two got into a fight after she told him he should be committed to a mental hospital.
  • In a field where biological material is limited, experimental cytogenetic techniques often require only a few cells.
  • While the site focuses mainly on their environmental concerns, they're also up in arms about the Bush administration's general abuse and disregard for science - including the idea that abstinence is some kind of cureall. News from the House of Sticks -
  • I've never really got into them that much, so I let other people go mental and bought a couple of beers.
  • The affair isn't the thing that makes me believe he needs to be removed from office – it's the monumental lack of judgment he displayed in abandoning his states and his duties as governor. Sanford should stay, two top South Carolina papers say
  • Plans for the dam have been vetoed by the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Moreover, don't these choices facilitate a feminist reading of the text, deconstructing sentimentality to expose masculine failings and feminine rebellion?
  • Homeobox genes encode transcription factors involved in many aspects of developmental processes.
  • Genetic factors, scientists believe, account for 70% of cocaine addiction, making it as heritable as schizophrenia and other mental health conditions.
  • There have been monumental social and demographic changes in the country.
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