psychotomimetic

[sahy-kot-oh-muh-met-ik, -mahy-]

adjective

(of a substance or drug) tending to produce symptoms like those of a psychosis; hallucinatory.

Origin of psychotomimetic

First recorded in 1955–60; psychot(ic) + -o- + mimetic
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British Dictionary definitions for psychotomimetic

psychotomimetic

adjective

(of drugs such as LSD and mescaline) capable of inducing psychotic symptoms
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psychotomimetic in Medicine

psychotomimetic

[sī-kŏt′ō-mə-mĕtĭk, -mī-]

adj.

Tending to induce hallucinations, delusions, or other symptoms of a psychosis. Used of a drug.

n.

A psychotomimetic drug, such as LSD.
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