hallucinogen

[ huh-loo-suh-nuh-juh n ]
/ həˈlu sə nə dʒən /

noun

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

/ (həˈluːsɪnəˌdʒɛn) /

noun

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

hallucinogen


n.

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

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Medicine definitions for hallucinogen

hallucinogen

[ hə-lōōsə-nə-jən ]

n.

A substance that induces hallucination.
Related formshal•lu′cin•o•genic (-jĕnĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for hallucinogen

hallucinogen

[ hə-lōōsə-nə-jən ]

A drug or chemical that causes a person to have hallucinations. Mescaline, LSD, and psilocybin are hallucinogens.
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Culture definitions for hallucinogen

hallucinogen

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

A substance or drug that can cause hallucinations.

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