Definition of hallucinatory in English:


Line breaks: hal¦lu¦cin|atory
Pronunciation: /həˈluːsɪnəˌt(ə)ri


  • 1Of or resembling a hallucination: a hallucinatory fantasy
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    • Freud affirmed that, with very few exceptions, dreams were disguised, hallucinatory fulfilments of repressed wishes.
    • They are delusional, hallucinatory and confused; the clinical picture resembles somewhat the French notion of bouffees delirantes.
    • ‘Dreams are a delusional hallucinatory state’ driven by activation of the brain's basic motivational system, Solms told a recent gathering of scientists in New York City.
  • 1.1Inducing hallucinations: a hallucinatory drug
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    • On the other hand you will find, right now, crack, coke, meths, hallucinatory drugs, hashish, marijuana and alcohol.
    • However, R v Lipman [1969] 3 All ER 410 makes it quite clear that this defence cannot succeed if the state has been induced by the accused voluntarily taking alcohol or non-prescribed hallucinatory drugs.
    • It is an ‘exception’ that is mocked in L' Arrogance française as a hallucinatory drug that spills over into all facets of life from haute cuisine to the heavily subsidised and introverted cinema industry.

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