[ huh-loo-suh-neyt ]
/ həˈlu səˌneɪt /

verb (used without object), hal·lu·ci·nat·ed, hal·lu·ci·nat·ing.

verb (used with object), hal·lu·ci·nat·ed, hal·lu·ci·nat·ing.

to affect with hallucinations.

Origin of hallucinate

1595–1605; < Latin hallūcinātus, past participle of (h)allūcināri to wander in mind; see -ate1

Related forms

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


/ (həˈluːsɪˌneɪt) /


(intr) to experience hallucinations

Derived Forms

hallucinator, noun

Word Origin for hallucinate

C17: from Latin ālūcinārī to wander in mind; compare Greek aluein to be distraught
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