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hallucinogenic

[huh-loo-suh-nuh-jen-ik] /həˌlu sə nəˈdʒɛn ɪk/
adjective
1.
producing hallucinations:
a hallucinogenic drug.
2.
of, relating to, or constituting a hallucinogen or hallucinogens.
noun
3.
a hallucinogenic substance.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; hallucino(gen) + -genic
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  • Some frogs secret hallucinogenic chemicals on their skin--particularly the brightly colored frogs with warning coloration.
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  • Killing the sheep is a metaphor for entering the supernatural through a hallucinogenic trance.
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  • As the journey progresses, the tale becomes darker and more hallucinogenic.
  • They are all probably linked to the use of a hallucinogenic toadstool in ancient rituals.
  • hallucinogenic drugs have played a role in human life for thousands of years.
  • Because of its hallucinogenic properties, ecstasy is harmful to the body.
British Dictionary definitions for hallucinogenic

hallucinogenic

/həˌluːsɪnəʊˈdʒɛnɪk/
adjective
1.
(of drugs, plants, substances, etc) inducing hallucinations
2.
having qualities suggestive of hallucination or hallucinogens: strange, hallucinogenic scenes
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Word Origin and History for hallucinogenic
adj.

1952, from hallucinogen + -ic.

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