hallucinogenic hallucinogenic  /hə ˌlu sə nə ˈdʒɛ nɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) capable of producing hallucinations

Usage(s):

  1. Demonstrators rally for the right to consume hallucinogenic mushrooms in Amsterdam on October 27, 2007.
  2. The bearded American works in a so-called smart-shop, selling hallucinogenic mushrooms in Amsterdam's touristy Rembrantsplein area.
  3. Although that sounds like a pipe-dream, it conveys the unreality that permeates hippiedom, a cult whose mystique derives essentially from the influence of hallucinogenic drugs.

News

  1. Experts: Drugs may explain Boulder County homicide but may not hold up as defense

    The hallucinogenic drugs a 19-year-old Boulder man reported taking before investigators say he stabbed another teen to death could be to blame for his actions, according to a medical expert. But defense attorneys say that may not be enough to prevent a murder conviction.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Boulder Daily Camera

  2. Oliver Sacks, Exploring How Hallucinations Happen

    The famed neurologist talks to Fresh Air about how grief, trauma, brain injury, medications and neurological disorders can trigger hallucinations — and about his personal experimentation with hallucinogenic drugs in the 1960s.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: NPR

  3. WATCH: Michael Cera Goes on a Magical Chilean Roadtrip in 'Crystal Fairy'

    Sebastian Silva 's other Michael Cera -led film Crystal Fairy (the other is horror flick Magic Magic ) is a comedic tale about an American expat who travels through Chile with three Chilean brothers in search of the prized hallucinogenic San Pedro cactus. Things get turned upside down, however, after one hazy drunken-filled night when Jaime invites off-beat wild child Crystal Fairy ( Gaby ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Zimbio

Quotes

  1. "It wasn't about her living in a world that had some kind of religious control about it. It was about her living disconnected from her body for that period of time. But in this weird hallucinogenic state, at the end of the field, there's a golden...
    on Jan 9, 2010 By: Alice Sebold Source: Toronto Sun

  2. Fellow novelist AL Kennedy, reviewing The Gathering for the Guardian, argued that everything Enright has written is "alive with that lovely thing - a fully realised voice: muscular, agile, sometimes witty, sometimes hallucinogenic, often dark and...
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: AL Kennedy Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "It's a very dark, hallucinogenic world that's often seen through the kids' eyes," Kramer says. "A lot of this film is built on the fact that we bring this cycle of violence into our kids' lives and then they have to pay for our actions. It's...
    on Feb 24, 2006 By: Wayne Kramer Source: Rocky Mountain News

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