Definition of hallucinogenic in English:



  • 1(of a drug) causing hallucinations.

    ‘LSD's hallucinogenic properties’
    • ‘Almost somnambulant, he wanders through the forest, munching on hallucinogenic mushrooms.’
    • ‘Historically, hallucinogenic plants were used largely for social and religious ritual, and their availability was limited by the climate and soil conditions they require.’
    • ‘They consume a hallucinogenic drug and then await a vision.’
    • ‘They engage in group meditation after ingesting a hallucinogenic tea.’
    • ‘One minute, you're going to the kind of festivals that involve weird hallucinogenic drugs, the next you're watching a chef debone lamb and asking questions like, "Is it organic?"’
    • ‘A majority of parties in parliament has demanded the hallucinogenic mushrooms be outlawed.’
    • ‘They are forced to assemble the magazine while under the influence of a powerful hallucinogenic drug.’
    • ‘I haven't been ingesting hallucinogenic substances.’
    • ‘The hallucinogenic LSD could now be downgraded after the advisory body confirmed it plans to review that drug next.’
    • ‘It is a reasonably powerful hallucinogenic substance, not just a plant, and like any other drug, including those such as caffeine and paracetamol, may cause damage depending on how, and to what extent, it is used.’
    1. 1.1 Resembling the hallucinatory effect produced by taking a psychedelic drug.
      ‘paintings in hallucinogenic colours’
      • ‘The final, hallucinogenic images result from the play of light on the prismatic surfaces.’
      • ‘Slightly hallucinogenic or dreamlike, this piece seems to speak of another time.’
      • ‘The series shows a variety of female faces collaged together and is hallucinogenic in its visual allure.’
      • ‘Seven engaged columns, each painted totem-fashion with two gargantuan faces, punctuate the hallucinogenic scene.’
      • ‘These early programs featured trippy, hallucinogenic animations that moved around the screen with perfect physics.’
      • ‘He remains active as ever as a filmmaker and theorist, as evidenced by a gorgeously hallucinogenic website.’
      • ‘The director deflects likely criticism by transforming his version of 1900 Paris into something out of a hallucinogenic fairy tale.’
      • ‘He has found a way to channel his prodigious, hallucinogenic imagination into a cohesive story line, to optimum results.’
      • ‘The painting depicts hallucinogenic mountain terrains against an acid-green background.’
      • ‘Through a blind energy of vision and director's will, the film comes together as a satisfying, creepy, and creative trip into hallucinogenic terror.’


  • A drug that causes hallucinations, such as LSD.

    ‘very strong hallucinogenics’
    • ‘"As well as being a hallucinogenic," says Phillips, "the thorn apple has a fiery, hot taste and causes sweating and burning sensations throughout the body".’
    • ‘I think we'll be talking about some of the same principles with regard to hallucinogenics as a potential medical benefit.’
    • ‘He brings her a hallucinogenic, in liquid form.’
    • ‘I was convinced that someone had slipped a hallucinogenic into my iced tea.’
    • ‘They took a powerful hallucinogenic.’
    • ‘She left school for the last time and spent most of her early teens raving, taking ecstasy and hallucinogenics.’
    • ‘Rations of food and water were spiked with a hallucinogenic.’
    • ‘Brain cells have been lost thanks to an unfortunate experience with hallucinogenics that occurred during my midlife crisis.’
    • ‘The drug in question is a hallucinogenic.’
    • ‘The group makes psychedelic music born of cabin fever rather than hallucinogenics, and in their solitude.’