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deliriant

[dih-leer-ee-uh nt] /dɪˈlɪər i ənt/
adjective
1.
involving or causing delirium.
noun
2.
a substance, as a compound or drug, that causes delirium.
Origin of deliriant
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; deliri(um) + -ant
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  • There is some sort of plant outside that is giving off deliriant fumes.

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  • The way to fight a deliriant is to keep your mind on a set task.

    The Sky Trap Frank Belknap Long

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