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psychedelic

 [si″kĕ-del´ik]
pertaining to or characterized by hallucinations, distortions of perception and awareness, and sometimes psychotic-like behavior; also, a drug producing such effects (see also hallucinogen). Psychedelic drugs include lsd and mescaline.

psy·che·del·ic

(sī'kĕ-del'ik),
1. Pertaining to a rather imprecise category of drugs with mainly central nervous system action, and with effects said to be the expansion or heightening of consciousness, for example, LSD, hashish, mescaline, psilocybin.
2. A hallucinogenic substance, visual display, music, or other sensory stimulus having such action.
Synonym(s): hallucinogenic
[psyche- + G. dēloō, to manifest]

psychedelic

(sī′kĭ-dĕl′ĭk)
adj.
Of, characterized by, or generating hallucinations, distortions of perception, altered states of awareness, and occasionally states resembling psychosis.
n.
A drug, such as LSD or mescaline, that produces psychedelic effects.

psy′che·del′i·cal·ly adv.

psy·che·del·ic

(sī'kĕ-del'ik)
1. Pertaining to a category of drugs with mainly central nervous system action, said to be the expansion or heightening of consciousness (e.g., LSD, hashish, mescaline).
2. A hallucinogenic substance, visual display, music, or other sensory stimulus having such action.
Synonym(s): hallucinogenic.
[psyche- + G. dēloō, to manifest]
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