[ huh-loo-suh-ney-shuhn ]
/ həˌlu səˈneɪ ʃən /
a sensory experience of something that does not exist outside the mind, caused by various physical and mental disorders, or by reaction to certain toxic substances, and usually manifested as visual or auditory images.
the sensation caused by a hallucinatory condition or the object or scene visualized.
a false notion, belief, or impression; illusion; delusion.
Origin of hallucination
Related formshal·lu·ci·na·tion·al, hal·lu·ci·na·tive [huh-loo-suh-ney-tiv, -nuh-tiv] /həˈlu səˌneɪ tɪv, -nə tɪv/, adjectivenon·hal·lu·ci·na·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hallucinative
/ (həˌluːsɪˈneɪʃən) /
the alleged perception of an object when no object is present, occurring under hypnosis, in some mental disorders, etc
Derived Formshallucinational, hallucinative or hallucinatory, adjective
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Medicine definitions for hallucinative
[ hə-lōō′sə-nā′shən ]
False or distorted perception of objects or events with a compelling sense of their reality, usually resulting from a mental disorder or drug.
The objects or events so perceived.
Related formshal•lu′ci•nate′ v.
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Culture definitions for hallucinative
A false perception that appears to be real, as when, for example, a man dying of thirst in a desert thinks that he sees a lake. (See also delusion.)
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