from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or characterized by hallucination.
- adj. Inducing hallucination.
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- adj. Partaking of, or tending to produce, hallucination
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Partaking of, having the character of, or tending to produce, hallucinations.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Partaking of or producing hallucination.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by or characteristic of hallucination
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According to Ziehen, most of these nephritic psychoses run the course of what he calls hallucinatory paranoia (it may be remembered that Ziehen counts among paranoias a number of acute diseases and even so-called Meynert's amentia).
His paintings on canvas of tropical scenes, deep-shadowed and vaguely disturbing - the word "hallucinatory" has popped up in descriptions - suggest his Puerto Rican roots.
It was kind of hallucinatory, Nick Offerman tells us.
By the end of the song he has entered a kind of hallucinatory ecstasy; the music aches and yearns as it rolls on out.
But ibogaine, I believe, induces some kind of hallucinatory state.
In this type of explanation, it seems to me, so-called "close encounters" are, in effect, a kind of hallucinatory experience BUT ONE WHICH IS INDUCED BY ACTUAL ENTITIES WHO SIMPLY CHOOSE TO MANIFEST THEMSELVES IN THIS FORM.
One such piece is Hector Berlioz's rambunctious "Symphonie Fantastique," a kind of hallucinatory self-portrait that ends with the French composer imagining himself in the afterlife.
Brighton gave one a kind of hallucinatory vision of how this process might feel.
Although Prince and Rubin said they were not alone among financial executives to miss signs of the coming crisis, commission member Byron Georgiou, a Democratic appointee, said they and others were "hallucinatory" given the risks being taken with subprime mortgages.
This is the bad kind of hallucinatory cult, that imagines some sort of ... of ... continuum between local and global pollution, as though one could simply travel from point A to point B by passing through the space between, despite what Zeno of Elea had to say on the matter.
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