ly·​ser·​gic | \ lə-ˈsər-jik How to pronounce lysergic (audio) , (ˌ)lī- \

Definition of lysergic

: psychedelic … the clarity of the picture, which renders trees, waves, seracs, clouds, and cliffs with a kind of lysergic radiance, flatters the natural world.— Nick Paumgarten In large measure, Sly and the Family Stone bridged the gap between the choreographed cool of soul music and the lysergic abandon of white psychedelic rock.Rolling Stone … an equally lysergic painting of the late Timothy Leary, who, with his West Coast counterpart, novelist Ken Kesey, spread the gospel of psychedelia to the masses in the mid-1960s.— Alan Reder

First Known Use of lysergic

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lysergic

after lysergic acid, of which LSD is a derivative

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“Lysergic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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