hallucinatory

[ huh-loo-suh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ həˈlu sə nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

pertaining to or characterized by hallucination: hallucinatory visions.

Origin of hallucinatory

First recorded in 1820–30; hallucinate + -ory1
Related formsnon·hal·lu·ci·na·to·ry, adjectiveun·hal·lu·ci·na·to·ry, adjective
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Word Origin and History for hallucinatory

hallucinatory


adj.

1830, from hallucinat-, past participle stem of Latin hallucinari (see hallucinate) + -ory.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for hallucinatory

hallucinatory

[ hə-lōōsə-nə-tôr′ē ]

adj.

Of or characterized by hallucination.
Inducing or causing hallucination.
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