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hallucinate

[ huh-loo-suh-neyt ]
/ h蓹藞lu s蓹藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used without object), hal路lu路ci路nat路ed, hal路lu路ci路nat路ing.
to have hallucinations.
verb (used with object), hal路lu路ci路nat路ed, hal路lu路ci路nat路ing.
to affect with hallucinations.
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Origin of hallucinate

1595鈥1605; <Latin hall奴cin膩tus, past participle of (h)all奴cin膩ri to wander in mind; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM hallucinate

hal路lu路ci路na路tor, nounnon路hal路lu路ci路nat路ed, adjectiveun路hal路lu路ci路nat路ed, adjectiveun路hal路lu路ci路nat路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hallucinate

hallucinate
/ (h蓹藞lu藧s瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb
(intr) to experience hallucinations

Derived forms of hallucinate

hallucinator, noun

Word Origin for hallucinate

C17: from Latin 膩l奴cin膩r墨 to wander in mind; compare Greek aluein to be distraught
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