Definition of psychagogic in US English:

psychagogic

adjective

  • 1That influences the mind; persuasive, attractive.

  • 2That calls up the spirits of the dead.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in George Grote (1794–1871), historian and politician. From ancient Greek ψυχαγωγικός attractive to the mind, persuasive from ψυχαγωγία winning of the mind, persuasion + -ικός. Compare French psychagogique.

Pronunciation

psychagogic

/ˌsʌɪkəˈɡɒdʒɪk/