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[huh-loo-suh-nuh-juh n] /həˈlu sə nə dʒən/
a substance that produces hallucinations.
1950-55; hallucin(ation) + -o- + -gen Unabridged
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  • It's totally, absolutely a kind of modern-day rain dance, only without the hallucinogens.
  • Meaningful communication is possible only if you've also ingested hallucinogens and are flying side by side.
  • Prohibited drugs include any products that contain narcotics, amphetamines, hallucinogens or barbiturates.
  • The truth is, there's still a whole lot that scientists don't know about the effects of hallucinogens on the brain.
  • Ayahuasca hallucinogens, consciousness, and the spirit of nature.
British Dictionary definitions for hallucinogens


any drug, such as LSD or mescaline, that induces hallucinations
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Word Origin and History for hallucinogens



"drug which induces hallucinations," 1954, from stem of hallucination + -gen.

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hallucinogens in Medicine

hallucinogen hal·lu·ci·no·gen (hə-lōō'sə-nə-jən)
A substance that induces hallucination.

hal·lu'cin·o·gen'ic (-jěn'ĭk) adj.
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hallucinogens in Science
A drug or chemical that causes a person to have hallucinations. Mescaline, LSD, and psilocybin are hallucinogens.
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hallucinogens in Culture
hallucinogen [(huh-looh-suh-nuh-juhn)]

A substance or drug that can cause hallucinations.

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