Definition of hallucinogen in English:

hallucinogen

noun

  • A drug that causes hallucinations, such as LSD.

    • ‘Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, is a synthetic, psychoactive drug chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline.’
    • ‘The third measure, polydrug use, is the sum of hallucinogen, amphetamine, barbiturate, cocaine, and heroin use.’
    • ‘Psychedelic drugs, or hallucinogens, produce the equivalent of waking dreams.’
    • ‘In addition to marijuana, cocaine, and crack cocaine, the illicit drugs reported in the survey included hallucinogens, heroin, inhalants, and psychotropics.’
    • ‘The drugs involved were marijuana and hallucinogens like LSD.’
    • ‘The most common drug abuse disorders involved marijuana, followed by cocaine, amphetamines, hallucinogens, opioids, sedatives, tranquilizers, and inhalants.’
    • ‘These drugs included heroin, cocaine, hallucinogens, and PCP.’
    • ‘Measures were obtained on amphetamines, hallucinogens, cocaine and crack, heroin, and steroids, but were not included in analysis due to insufficient numbers of users.’
    • ‘The principles which apply, however, are the same whether it is alcohol, amphetamines, barbiturates, hallucinogens or other drugs which cause the intoxication.’
    • ‘For drugs, including marijuana and hallucinogens, the average age of first-time use was, between 13.1 and 13.8 years.’
    • ‘As a result, they turned to other drugs, such as alcohol, cocaine, various hallucinogens, cough syrup, and in a few cases such as Jose's, dangerous inhalants.’
    • ‘Those nine substances are sedatives, amphetamines, analgesics, tranquilizers, inhalants, marijuana, cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin.’
    • ‘Tranquilizers, amphetamines, barbiturates, marijuana, or hallucinogens were listed by the remaining 9% of the women as their primary drug.’
    • ‘The median age of first opportunity for drug use for hallucinogens and heroin is 18 for males and 17 for females, while for cocaine it is 20 for males and 19 for females.’
    • ‘One of the most widely known artificial hallucinogens is LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide).’
    • ‘If trading in cannabis is to be legalised, then why not also legalise ecstasy and other hallucinogens, cocaine and heroin?’
    • ‘Marijuana, amphetamines (not including crank), and hallucinogens were the most frequently used illicit drugs among these street youths.’
    • ‘The indicator for each time interval is whether or not respondents reported having used marijuana, cocaine, or hallucinogens.’
    • ‘Those who used marijuana, cocaine, and hallucinogens were more likely to report their use than heroin users.’
    • ‘There was almost no admitted use of other substances such as cocaine, hallucinogens, or amphetamines.’
    narcotic, stimulant, addictive drug, recreational drug, illegal drug, substance
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Pronunciation

hallucinogen

/həˈluːsɪnədʒ(ə)n/