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mys•tic



Pronunciation: (mis'tik), [key]
adj.
1. involving or characterized by esoteric, otherworldly, or symbolic practices or content, as certain religious ceremonies and art; spiritually significant; ethereal.
2. of the nature of or pertaining to mysteries known only to the initiated: mystic rites.
3. of occult character, power, or significance: a mystic formula.
4. of obscure or mysterious character or significance.
5. of or pertaining to mystics or mysticism.

n.
1. a person who claims to attain, or believes in the possibility of attaining, insight into mysteries transcending ordinary human knowledge, as by direct communication with the divine or immediate intuition in a state of spiritual ecstasy.
2. a person initiated into religious mysteries.

Mys•tic



Pronunciation: (mis'tik), [key]
n.
a section of Groton, in SE Connecticut: maritime museum. 2333.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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