from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or characterized by hallucination.
  • adj. Inducing hallucination.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • It was kind of hallucinatory, Nick Offerman tells us.

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  • By the end of the song he has entered a kind of hallucinatory ecstasy; the music aches and yearns as it rolls on out.

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  • But ibogaine, I believe, induces some kind of hallucinatory state.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Brighton gave one a kind of hallucinatory vision of how this process might feel.

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  • 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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