hallucinogen

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noun hal·lu·ci·no·gen \ hə-ˈlü-sə-nə-jən \

Definition of hallucinogen

:a substance that induces hallucinations

hallucinogenic

play \hə-ˌlü-sə-nə-ˈje-nik\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of hallucinogen

hallucination + -o- + -gen


HALLUCINOGEN Defined for English Language Learners

hallucinogen

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Definition of hallucinogen for English Language Learners

  • : a substance (such as a drug) that causes people to see or sense things that are not real : a substance that causes hallucinations


HALLUCINOGEN Defined for Kids

hallucinogen

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noun hal·lu·ci·no·gen \ hə-ˈlü-sə-nə-jən \

Definition of hallucinogen for Students

:a drug that causes hallucinations

hallucinogenic

\hə-ˌlü-sə-nə-ˈje-nik\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

hallucinogen

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noun hal·lu·ci·no·gen \ hə-ˈlüs-ᵊn-ə-jən \

medical Definition of hallucinogen

:a substance and especially a drug that induces hallucinations


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