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[mahynd-ik-span-ding] /ˈmaɪnd ɪkˌspæn dɪŋ/
heightening perceptions in a hallucinatory way:
mind-expanding drugs.
Origin of mind-expanding
1960-65 Unabridged
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  • Her third great good fortune was her array of mind-expanding, appreciative lovers.
  • Along the way he comes to reject the gun and accept the mind-expanding and pain-numbing possibilities of marijuana.
  • What excites him even more is using his treasures to make mind-expanding connections.
  • It was a really fun, energizing, and mind-expanding evening.
  • There are few things as inspiring and mind-expanding as talking to people who have traveled outside of our atmosphere.
  • Studying the language, customs, and world view of a society from a different time and place is a mind-expanding experience.
  • After all, it did appear at moments this week that life might still be fantastic, mind-expanding and shot through with wonder.
  • To this end, he submits himself to a series of mind-expanding experiments.
British Dictionary definitions for mind-expanding


(of a drug such as LSD) causing a sensation of heightened consciousness; psychedelic
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mind-expanding in Medicine

mind-expanding adj.

  1. Producing intensified or distorted perceptions; psychedelic.

  2. Producing an increased perceptive awareness.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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