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psychedelia

[ sahy-ki-deel-yuh, -del-yuh ]
/ ˌsaɪ kɪˈdil yə, -ˈdɛl yə /

noun

the realm or artifacts of psychedelic drugs, art, writings, or the like.

Nearby words

psychasthenia, psychasthenic, psychataxia, psyche, psyche knot, psychedelia, psychedelic, psychedelicize, psychiatric, psychiatric hospital, psychiatric social worker

Origin of psychedelia

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70; psychedel(ic) + -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for psychedelia

psychedelia

/ (ˌsaɪkəˈdɛlɪə, -ˈdiːlɪə) /

noun

(functioning as singular or plural) psychedelic objects, dress, music, etc
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Word Origin and History for psychedelia

psychedelia


n.

1967, from psychedelic + -ia.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper