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      adj  
1    of or involving the mind or an intellectual process  
2    occurring only in the mind  
mental calculations     
3    affected by mental illness  
a mental patient     
4    concerned with care for persons with mental illness  
a mental hospital     
5    Slang   insane  
     (C15: from Late Latin mentalis, from Latin mens mind)  
  mentally      adv  
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n.
mental deficiency, mental handicap
n.
(Medical) repetitive fits or crises : sign of vital distress
Status epilepticus, asthmiticus
n.
A tenacious confidence;mental toughness,self-belief,deep respect
n.
temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly
[informal] Ex:' What was the name of that actor? Damn! I'm having a brain fart!'
adj.
[med.] of or relating to the medical consideration of the whole person in the treatment of a disease, not only physically but also taking into account mental and social factors rather than just the symptoms
Ex: That clinic offers a holistic medecine approach to treat both the body and the mind sometimes even using practises from eastern traditions such as meditation or acupuncture.
n.
Used as an euphemism for replacing the word ‘fuck', with reference to the latter's taboo status and potential to shock or offend
[informal] Ex: Known for her banters and taste for swearing, the down-to-earth and much loved popstar was nonetheless warned to avoid dropping the F-bomb during the broadcast live ceremony
n.
A scally is a working class youth who wears designer sports clothes as a status symbol
Colloquial Very similar to a chav (but chavs are more extreme in their appearance than scallies)
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
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