Definition of hallucinogen in US English:

hallucinogen

noun

  • A drug that causes hallucinations, such as LSD.

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

hallucinogen

/həˈlusənəˌdʒɛn//həˈlo͞osənəˌjen/