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spaced-out

[ speyst-out ]
/ ˈspeɪstˈaʊt /
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adjective Slang.

dazed or stupefied because of the influence of narcotic drugs.
dreamily or eerily out of touch with reality or seemingly so; spacey.

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Also spaced [speyst] /speɪst/ .

Origin of spaced-out

1965–70, Americanism; on the pattern of phrasal verbs with out marking perfectivity; space apparently by association with “outer space” as, metaphorically, a place outside normal consciousness
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spaced out

adjective

slang intoxicated through or as if through taking a drugOften shortened to: spaced
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