Mimic vs Psychomimetic - What's the difference?

mimic | psychomimetic |

As adjectives the difference between mimic and psychomimetic

is that mimic is pertaining to mimicry; imitative while psychomimetic is that mimics the symptoms of psychosis.

As a verb mimic

is to imitate, especially in order to ridicule.

As a noun mimic

is a person who practices mimicry, or mime.

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Alternative forms

* mimick


  • To imitate, especially in order to ridicule.
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  • (biology) To take on the appearance of another, for protection or camouflage.
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    (en noun)
  • A person who practices mimicry, or mime.
  • An imitation.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Pertaining to mimicry; imitative.
  • *, II.12:
  • I think every man is cloied and wearied, with seeing so many apish and mimicke trickes, that juglers teach their Dogges, as the dances, where they misse not one cadence of the sounds or notes they heare.
  • * Milton
  • Oft, in her absence, mimic fancy wakes / To imitate her.
  • * Wordsworth
  • Mimic hootings.
  • Mock, pretended.
  • (mineralogy) Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other forms; applied to crystals which by twinning resemble simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry.
  • psychomimetic



    (en adjective)
  • That mimics the symptoms of psychosis
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