Definition of hallucination in English:

hallucination

noun

  • An experience involving the apparent perception of something not present.

    ‘he continued to suffer from horrific hallucinations’
    • ‘They may become incontinent, experience hallucinations and become increasingly unaware of their surroundings.’
    • ‘Evidence is what appears to you, even in visions and hallucinations and delusions.’
    • ‘A hallucination is a sense perception not caused by an external stimulus.’
    • ‘Soon, however, it can result in delusions, hallucinations, manic behaviour and extreme mood swings.’
    • ‘Soon after starting the tramadol, he began to experience auditory hallucinations.’
    • ‘He said it was not strange for long-distance runners to experience hallucinations on the trail.’
    • ‘He began experiencing hallucinations and hearing voices telling him to do things.’
    • ‘I realized that paranoid ideas and hallucinations contain a germ of meaning.’
    • ‘If these electric currents are disrupted in any way, it can cause hallucinations and false experiences.’
    • ‘The cannabis user may have a repeat experience of a previous hallucination.’
    • ‘Sensory misperceptions, including hallucinations and illusions, are common in delirium.’
    • ‘He also reported sleep paralysis and hypnagogic hallucinations.’
    • ‘It wasn't a dream, a hallucination, or a figment of my wild, childish imagination.’
    • ‘In addition there was no evidence of abnormal perception or any auditory hallucinations which had been a feature previously.’
    • ‘Because what happens when we go to sleep is that our minds become dull and stupid and as a result, we experience a variety of hallucinations.’
    • ‘When a person has taken acid they will experience hallucinations and delusions.’
    • ‘During these periods of madness, she experienced hallucinations.’
    • ‘The treatment lasted four hours during which I experienced hallucinations and talked to people who have died.’
    • ‘Experiencing a mild hallucination of this sort is a good sign for the biographer, Geoff insists.’
    • ‘Both dreams and hallucinations involve intensive activation of the seeking system.’
    delusion, illusion, figment of the imagination, vision, apparition, mirage, chimera, fantasy, dream, daydream
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Pronunciation

hallucination

/həˌluːsɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/