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psychotomimetic

[ sahy-kot-oh-muh-met-ik, -mahy- ]
/ saɪˌkɒt oʊ məˈmɛt ɪk, -maɪ- /
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adjective
(of a substance or drug) tending to produce symptoms like those of a psychosis; hallucinatory.
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Origin of psychotomimetic

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

psychotomimetic
/ (saɪˌkɒtəʊmɪˈmɛtɪk) /

adjective
(of drugs such as LSD and mescaline) capable of inducing psychotic symptoms
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Medical definitions for psychotomimetic

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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