out-of-body


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out-of-body

(out′əv-bŏd′ē)
adj.
Of or marked by the psychological sensation of perceiving oneself from an external perspective, as though the mind or soul has separated from and is observing the body: convinced she had an out-of-body experience while undergoing surgery.
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