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hallucinate

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verb hal·lu·ci·nate \hə-ˈlü-sə-ˌnāt\

Simple Definition of hallucinate

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

Full Definition of hallucinate

hal·lu·ci·nat·edhal·lu·ci·nat·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to affect with visions or imaginary perceptions

  3. 2 :  to perceive or experience as a hallucination

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to have hallucinations

hal·lu·ci·na·tor play \-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

Rhymes with hallucinate

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Medical Dictionary

hallucinate

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verb hal·lu·ci·nate \hə-ˈlüs-ən-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of hallucinate

hal·lu·ci·nat·edhal·lu·ci·nat·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1:  to affect with visions or imaginary perceptions <the patient is not hallucinated>

  3. 2:  to perceive or experience as a hallucination <may hallucinate monsters or attackers—M. J. Horowitz>

  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to have hallucinations




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