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  • adj. Used in designation of lysergic acid, lysergic acid diethylamide.


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From Blend of hydrolysis and ergot + -ic


  • The word lysergic, Hill tells is, “also is made up Greek.”

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  • All these alkaloids have a basic component in common called lysergic acid.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • He began by manipulating its basic nucleus, a compound known as lysergic acid, the fundamental building block of all the ergot alkaloids.

    One River

  • This was brought home sharply in 1954 when it was discovered (accidentally) that a drug called lysergic acid diethylamide could be used to produce hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms.

    The Human Brain

  • Others began experimenting with drugs such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).


  • Fadiman believes that psychedelic molecules such as lysergic acid diethylamide are potential blessings cast into the shadows by hysteria in the 1960s and thus almost wholly lost to legal use, and thus to science, for close to half a century.

    Craig K. Comstock: Guided Psychedelic Sessions

  • Experiments during the 1960s with lysergic acid di-whatchamacalit, or “LSD,” on the other hand, tended to produce works with opening lines such as the following: “It was a dark and stormy night, and as I looked out the win—OH MY GOD—THE CARPET IS EATING MY TOENAILS!”

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  • Even though her audience is only slightly older than Bieber's, Perry's Pierre et Gilles-in-a-sweet-shop theme has a lysergic edge to it, made plain when Perry bites into a "special" brownie proffered by a couple of mimes.

    Justin Bieber; Katy Perry – review

  • But much of it makes the dreadful mistake of hailing Harrison's 60s delusion that you could make a good record by taking the genuine magic of the sitar and bolting on top a monotonous dirge enlivened with a few lysergic "insights".

    In praise of… My Sweet Lord

  • As in the Netherlands for many years, attendees at the conference took for granted a sharp distinction between hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, which are clearly destructive, and relatively non-addictive and visionary substances such as psilocybin, mescaline, lysergic acid diethylamide, and ayahuasca, as well as marijuana and MDMA (or Ecstasy).

    Craig K. Comstock: Can Psychedelic Drugs Treat PTSD?


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