hallucinatory
adjective Date: 1830 1. tending to produce hallucination <
hallucinatory drugs
>
2. resembling, involving, or being a hallucination <
hallucinatory dreams
>
<
a hallucinatory figure
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hallucinatory — Hal*lu ci*na*to*ry ( n[.a]*t[ o]*r[y^]), a. Partaking of, having the character of, or tending to produce, hallucinations; as, hallucinatory visions. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hallucinatory — index delusive, insubstantial, nonexistent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hallucinatory — (adj.) 1830, from hallucinat , pp. stem of L. hallucinari (see HALLUCINATE (Cf. hallucinate)) + ORY (Cf. ory) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hallucinatory — [hə lo͞o′si nə tôr΄ē] adj. 1. of or characterized by hallucination 2. producing hallucination …   English World dictionary

  • hallucinatory — hal·lu·ci·na·to·ry hə lüs ən ə .tōr ē, lüs nə , .tȯr adj 1) tending to produce hallucinations <hallucinatory drugs> 2) resembling, involving, or being a hallucination <hallucinatory dreams> <a hallucinatory figure>… …   Medical dictionary

  • hallucinatory — [[t]həlu͟ːsɪnətri, AM tɔːri[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Hallucinatory is used to describe something that is like a hallucination or is the cause of a hallucination. It was an unsettling show. There was a hallucinatory feel from the start... He had… …   English dictionary

  • hallucinatory — hal|lu|ci|na|to|ry [həˈlu:sınətəri US to:ri] adj formal 1.) causing hallucinations or resulting from hallucinations ▪ hallucinatory drugs 2.) using strange images, sounds etc like those experienced in a hallucination ▪ hallucinatory poetry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hallucinatory — hal|lu|ci|na|to|ry [ hə lusnə,tɔri, hə,lu:sı neıtəri ] adjective 1. ) causing hallucinations: images inspired by the use of hallucinatory drugs 2. ) similar to a hallucination: the hallucinatory style of the movie …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hallucinatory — adjective formal 1 causing hallucinations or resulting from hallucinations: hallucinatory drugs 2 using strange images, sounds etc like those experienced in a hallucination: a hallucinatory collage of images …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hallucinatory — UK [həˈluːsɪnət(ə)rɪ] / UK [həˌluːsɪˈneɪtərɪ] / US / US [həˈlus(ə)nəˌtɔrɪ] adjective 1) causing hallucinations images inspired by the use of hallucinatory drugs 2) similar to a hallucination the hallucinatory style of the film …   English dictionary

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