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hallucinogen

[huh-loo-suh-nuh-juh n]
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noun
  1. a substance that produces hallucinations.
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Origin of hallucinogen

First recorded in 1950–55; hallucin(ation) + -o- + -gen
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British Dictionary definitions for hallucinogen

hallucinogen

noun
  1. any drug, such as LSD or mescaline, that induces hallucinations
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Word Origin and History for hallucinogen

n.

"drug which induces hallucinations," 1954, from stem of hallucination + -gen.

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hallucinogen in Medicine

hallucinogen

(hə-lōōsə-nə-jən)
n.
  1. A substance that induces hallucination.
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Related formshal•lu′cin•o•genic (-jĕnĭk) adj.
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hallucinogen in Science

hallucinogen

[hə-lōōsə-nə-jən]
  1. A drug or chemical that causes a person to have hallucinations. Mescaline, LSD, and psilocybin are hallucinogens.
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hallucinogen in Culture

hallucinogen

[(huh-looh-suh-nuh-juhn)]

A substance or drug that can cause hallucinations.

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