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hallucinate

verb hal·lu·ci·nate \hə-ˈlü-sə-ˌnāt\

: to see or sense something or someone that is not really there : to have hallucinations

hal·lu·ci·nat·edhal·lu·ci·nat·ing

Full Definition of HALLUCINATE

transitive verb
1
:  to affect with visions or imaginary perceptions
2
:  to perceive or experience as a hallucination
intransitive verb
:  to have hallucinations
hal·lu·ci·na·tor \-ˌnā-tər\ noun

Examples of HALLUCINATE

  1. The patient may hallucinate if she has a fever.

Origin of HALLUCINATE

Latin hallucinatus, past participle of hallucinari, allucinari to prate, dream, modification of Greek alyein to be distressed, to wander
First Known Use: circa 1834

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hallucinate

verb hal·lu·ci·nate \hə-ˈlüs-ən-ˌāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
hal·lu·ci·nat·edhal·lu·ci·nat·ing

Medical Definition of HALLUCINATE

transitive verb
1
:  to affect with visions or imaginary perceptions <the patient is not hallucinated>
2
:  to perceive or experience as a hallucination <may hallucinate monsters or attackers—M. J. Horowitz>
intransitive verb
:  to have hallucinations

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