a technique for the psychic fusion of two or more minds, permitting unrestricted communication or deep understanding; the act or an instance of doing this; cf. earlier mindlink n.
Earliest in Vulcan mind meld n.; see that entry for further examples.
Mr. Spock,…he refuses to talk. I’ll need you for the Vulcan mind-meld.
Elaan of Troyius (Star Trek script, 23 May) 40
The researcher at Levaeri determined that such abilities, the mind-techniques such as mindmeld and mindfusion and touch telepathy…could in fact be successfully passed on to the nontalented…by a procedure involving, among other things, selective neutral-tissue grafts to the corpus callosum and spinal cord.
My Enemy, my Ally vii. 98
Scott’s hands were holding his head—sort of the way you do it, sir, for the mind meld.
A mind-meld?…You will be able to draw strength from me.
Return xliii. 321
For a father and son not to share a mindmeld was almost unheard of in Vulcan society.
Avenger iv. 32
I wish to practice the mind-meld.
Mind Meld iii. 50,
Sorry, podna. l think you’re not her type—weren’t even before we did the mind-meld thing.
Sky People xii. 255
Research HistoryAdded to the OED in September 2002.
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