psychedelic


1psy·che·del·ic

noun \ˌsī-kə-ˈde-lik\

: a psychedelic drug (such as LSD)

Full Definition of PSYCHEDELIC

:  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

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2psychedelic

adjective

—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
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
:  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 \-ˈde-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of PSYCHEDELIC

1957

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