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hallucinogen

[ huh-loo-suh-nuh-juhn ]

noun

  1. a substance that produces hallucinations.


hallucinogen

/ həˈluːsɪnəˌdʒɛn /

noun

  1. any drug, such as LSD or mescaline, that induces hallucinations


hallucinogen

/ hə-lo̅o̅sə-nə-jən /

  1. A drug or chemical that causes a person to have hallucinations. Mescaline, LSD, and psilocybin are hallucinogens.


hallucinogen

  1. A substance or drug that can cause hallucinations .


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hallucinogen1

First recorded in 1950–55; hallucin(ation) + -o- + -gen

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Example Sentences

It has also yielded fundamental insights into how the brain works, revealing details about the brain’s activity while at rest, or while crunching numbers or tripping on hallucinogens.

Likewise, a growing movement, given legitimacy by scientists and members of the medical and therapeutic community, has emerged to challenge the total criminal sanctioning of LSD and other hallucinogens.

Yet, on this issue as well, the federal government has continued to classify hallucinogens as Schedule One drugs, making it extremely difficult for research scientists to legally access and study them in clinical settings.

America’s parents had watched in horror as their children embraced illegal drugs, especially marijuana and hallucinogens, such as LSD.

Police said in 1994 Moore and several companions broke into the apartment across the hall from where they had been smoking marijuana mixed with PCP, a powerful hallucinogen known to induce violent behavior.

This one, as the name implies, involves ingesting the long-lasting hallucinogen with the power to interrupt her addiction.

This drug, a hallucinogen, had astounding potential properties if successfully weaponized.

Proposing a hallucinogen as a solution is a real arduous process to get authorized.

Chemically speaking, Molly is an amphetamine with a twist of phenethylamine (a hallucinogen).

As ten micrograms was one day's dose for the average man, it was the ideal hallucinogen for a starship.

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