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psychedelic

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noun psy·che·del·ic \ˌsī-kə-ˈde-lik\

Simple Definition of psychedelic

  • : a psychedelic drug (such as LSD)

Full Definition of psychedelic

  1. :  a psychedelic drug (as LSD)

Origin of psychedelic

irregular from psych- + Greek dēloun to show, from dēlos evident; akin to Sanskrit dīdeti it shines, Latin dies day — more at deity


First Known Use: 1956

Rhymes with psychedelic


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psychedelic

adjective psy·che·del·ic

Simple Definition of psychedelic

  • —used to describe a drug (such as LSD) that affects your thinking and causes you to see things that are not real

  • : caused by the use of psychedelic drugs

  • : suggesting the effects of psychedelic drugs by having bright colors, strange sounds, etc.

Full Definition of psychedelic

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or being drugs (as LSD) capable of producing abnormal psychic effects (as hallucinations) and sometimes psychotic states b :  produced by or associated with the use of psychedelic drugs <a psychedelic experience>

  2. 2 :  imitating, suggestive of, or reproducing effects (as distorted or bizarre images or sounds) resembling those produced by psychedelic drugs <psychedelic color schemes>

psy·che·del·i·cal·ly play \-ˈde-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

1957

First Known Use of psychedelic

1957



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