- to have hallucinations.
- to affect with hallucinations.
Origin of hallucinate
Examples from the Web for hallucinates
Kutcher finds a field of tall grasses and, in a retrospective moment, mediates, dances, and hallucinates about a trip to India.Nine Craziest Moments From ‘Jobs’
August 16, 2013
- (intr) to experience hallucinations
Word Origin and History for hallucinates
c.1600, "deceive," from Latin alucinatus, later hallucinatus, past participle of alucinari "wander (in the mind), dream; talk unreasonably, ramble in thought," probably from Greek alyein, Attic halyein "be distraught," probably related to alaomai "wander about" [Barnhart, Klein]. The Latin ending probably was influenced by vaticinari "to prophecy," also "to rave." Sense of "to have illusions" is from 1650s. Occasionally used 19c. in transitive senses, "to cause hallucination." Related: Hallucinated; hallucinating.