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
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Contemporary Examples of 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
Word Origin 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.