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out-of-body

[out-uh v-bod-ee] /ˈaʊt əvˈbɒd i/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characterized by the dissociative sensation of perceiving oneself from an external vantage point, as though the mind or soul has left the body and is acting on its own:
an alleged out-of-body experience.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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  • There is nothing mystical or otherworldly about it, no levitation, no out-of-body experience.
  • Phantom limbs and out-of-body experiences must surely tell us something about how the brain constructs body image.
  • Shamans teach that out-of-body experiences are best achieved through meditation, reflection and transcendental calm.
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out-of-body adj.
Of, relating to, or marked by the psychological sensation of perceiving oneself from an external perspective, as though the mind or soul has left the body and is acting of its own volition.

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