Definition of Out-of-body experience

1. Noun. The dissociative experience of observing yourself from an external perspective as though your mind or soul had left and was observing your body.

Generic synonyms: Experience



Definition of Out-of-body experience

1. Noun. An experience where one feels outside of one’s body. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Out-of-body Experience

out-flanked
out-flanking
out-flanks
out-general
out-generaled
out-gun
out-gunned
out-gunning
out-guns
out-herod
out-migration
out-of-band
out-of-battery
out-of-body
out-of-body experience (current term)
out-of-body experiences
out-of-bounds
out-of-bounds(p)
out-of-context
out-of-court
out-of-court settlement
out-of-date
out-of-door
out-of-doors
out-of-order
out-of-pocket
out-of-print
out-of-school
out-of-service

Literary usage of Out-of-body experience

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1. At the Hour of Death by Karlis Osis, Erlendur Haraldsson (1997)
"Here we can ask the parapsychological question: Where was her consciousness—in her body or really "transposed" via an out-of- body experience? ..."

2. Growing Readers: Units Of Study In The Primary Classroom by Kathy Collins (2004)
"I was having an out-of-body experience as I looked around. "Look at me!" I thought. "I'm living in New York City, talking at a book club meeting with smart ..."

3. You Can Choose to Be Happy: "Rise Above" Anxiety, Anger, and Depression by Tom G. Stevens (1998)
"Perhaps the experience felt a little strange, sort of like an "out of body" experience. But it is this dual processing state that you must achieve with your ..."

4. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"Wilson B, Salyers AA. 2003. Is the evolution of bacterial pathogens an out-of-body experience? Trends in Microbiology 11(8):347-350. ..."

5. The Theatre of Violence: Narratives of Protagonists in the South African by Don H. Foster, Paul Haupt, Maresa de Beer (2005)
"When I walked back to the vehicle I was conscious of me walking back, but it was like an out-of-body experience. I was up above the whole scene. ..."

6. A New America: An Awakened Future on Our Horizon by Alexander S. Kochkin, Patricia M. Van Camp (2005)
"YN E046 (If E045 =Y) Would you say you have this experience: CAT E075 Have you ever had an out-of-body experience, while awake, in which you find yourself ..."

7. How to Become a Hindu: A Guide for Seekers and Born Hindus = Hindu Kanthaṃ by Subramuniya, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (2000)
"When I was fourteen, an out-of-body experience revealed that there was more to life than this world, so I set out to find out all I could about inner things ..."

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