Definition of hallucination
- was having hallucinations
- wasn't sure if the rain was real or a hallucination
He could not tell if what he was seeing was real or if it was a hallucination.
He has been having hallucinations due to the medication.
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: something (such as an image, a sound, or a smell) that seems real but does not really exist and that is usually caused by mental illness or the effect of a drug
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