out-of-body experience

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out-of-body experience

the experience of one's self, including mind and sensation, existing extracorporeally; reported as a near-death phenomenon.

out-of-body experience

A scientifically unproven phenomenon in which a person allegedly leaves his or her physical body and has a sensation of floating at some distance from it. OOBEs have been associated with mental or physical events in the form of stress, trauma, dehydration, sensory deprivation or overload, psychedelic or dissociative drugs, hallucinations and dream-like state.

out-of-body ex·pe·ri·ence

(owt bodē ek-spērē-ĕns)
Perception of one's self, including mind and sensation, existing extracorporeally; reported as a near-death phenomenon.
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