hallucinate

hallucinate
UK [həˈluːsɪneɪt] / US [həˈlus(ə)nˌeɪt] verb [intransitive]
Word forms "hallucinate":
present tense I/you/we/they hallucinate he/she/it hallucinates present participle hallucinating past tense hallucinated past participle hallucinated
to see or hear something that is not really there, especially because of an illness or the effect of drugs

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  • Hallucinate — Hal*lu ci*nate (h[a^]l*l[=u] s[i^]*n[=a]t), v. i. [L. hallucinatus, alucinatus, p. p. of hallucinari, alucinari, to wander in mind, talk idly, dream.] 1. To wander; to go astray; to err; to blunder; used of mental processes. [R.] Byron. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hallucinate — hal*lu ci*nate (h[a^]l*l[=u] s[i^]*n[=a]t), v. t. To experience (something nonexistent) as an hallucination[2]. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hallucinate — (v.) c.1600, deceive, from L. alucinatus, later hallucinatus, pp. of alucinari wander (in the mind), dream; talk unreasonably, ramble in thought, probably from Gk. alyein, Attic halyein be distraught, probably related to alaomai wander about… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hallucinate — [v] imagine vividly blow one’s mind*, daydream, envision, fantasize, freak out*, have visions, head trip*, hear voices*, trip*, visualize; concept 34 Ant. experience …   New thesaurus

  • hallucinate — ► VERB ▪ experience a seemingly real perception of something not actually present. DERIVATIVES hallucination noun hallucinator noun hallucinatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin hallucinari go astray in thought , from Greek alussein be uneasy or… …   English terms dictionary

  • hallucinate — [hə lo͞o′si nāt΄] vt. hallucinated, hallucinating [< L hallucinatus, pp. of hallucinari, to wander mentally, rave < Gr alyein, to be confused (+ ending after L vaticinari, to prophesy) < IE base * al , to wander, be confused > L… …   English World dictionary

  • hallucinate — [[t]həlu͟ːsɪneɪt[/t]] hallucinates, hallucinating, hallucinated VERB If you hallucinate, you see things that are not really there, either because you are ill or because you have taken a drug. Hunger made him hallucinate... [V n] If you stared… …   English dictionary

  • hallucinate — hal·lu·ci·nate hə lüs ən .āt vb, nat·ed; nat·ing vt 1) to affect with visions or imaginary perceptions <the patient is not hallucinated> 2) to perceive or experience as a hallucination <may hallucinate monsters or attackers (M. J.… …   Medical dictionary

  • hallucinate — verb the fever made her hallucinate Syn: have hallucinations, see things, be delirious, fantasize; informal trip, see pink elephants …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • hallucinate — verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Latin hallucinatus, past participle of hallucinari, allucinari to prate, dream, modification of Greek alyein to be distressed, to wander Date: circa 1834 transitive verb 1. to affect with visions or imaginary… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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