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.
Origin of hallucinate
Examples from the Web for hallucinate
The episode then dives into A Christmas Carol territory as Oliver starts to hallucinate.
One night, while looking in the mirror he began to hallucinate that he could not see his flesh or his bones.
A placard that is to have effect at some distance must be in glaring colours; pathos calls for images that hallucinate.mile Verhaeren|Stefan Zweig
British Dictionary definitions for hallucinate
Word Origin for hallucinate
Word Origin and History for hallucinate
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.