Examples of hallucinate in a Sentence
The patient may hallucinate if she has a fever.
Recent Examples of hallucinate from the Web
An inner madness rises to the surface, and a society hallucinates in public while its neighbors marvel and hide the children.
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Origin and Etymology 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
HALLUCINATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hallucinate for English Language Learners
: to see or sense something or someone that is not really there : to have hallucinations
Medical Definition of hallucinate
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