Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To undergo hallucination.
  • transitive v. To cause to have hallucinations.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To imagine and dream unreal things. To have visions; To experience a hallucination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To wander; to go astray; to err; to blunder; -- used of mental processes.
  • intransitive v. To perceive a non-existent object or phenomenon; to believe that one is experiencing something which in reality does not exist; to experience a hallucination{2}.
  • transitive v. To experience (something nonexistent) as an hallucination{2}.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To blunder.
  • To affect with hallucination.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. perceive what is not there; have illusions

Etymologies

Latin hallūcinārī, hallūcināt-, to dream, be deceived, variant of ālūcinārī.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin hallucinatus, hallucinari (to dream). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hell, it’s the one you probably hallucinate is what you’re hoping for by dissing people for things that you, not they, necessarily read into the Confederate flag, viz., the shock KJ had to realize that an African-American woman would actually hug a friend of hers who was wearing the t-shirt.

    Matthew Yglesias » Pro-Slavery

  • While night terrors are common among young children, and my overactive imagination lead me to "hallucinate" images of the Virgin Mary with a pig nose on my bookcase, my parents were planning to pack me up to the mental hospital.

    From Atheism to Agnosticism

  • Apparently this finding was obtained around 50 years ago when researchers saw that people who had been sleep deprived started to 'hallucinate'.

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  • You should never set out to destroy the left or right, or conquer evil or good, because it will make you hallucinate delusions of self-importance.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Ms. Kissel's five-day testimony was frequently interrupted by episodes in which she broke down into tears and at times appeared to hallucinate seeing her dead husband.

    Hong Kong Jury Finds American Expatriate Nancy Kissel Guilty of Murder

  • Sandie Shaw steals the show, dressed in a fringed pink Union Jack-patterned robe and mini-shorts, the kind of thing you might well hallucinate on acid.

    Meltdown round-up – review

  • We were warned and told that Mescal can cause one to hallucinate in route to getting the magical worm.

    What happened to the worm, in Mezcal?

  • Being on acid doesn't make you hallucinate so much as make everything super-real.

    Molecules

  • How do you know Paul didn't hallucinate those 500 (nice round number BTW) witnesses or simply made them up to sound more convincing?

    A California Ruling

  • If he could remain perfectly calm and hallucinate a scene of pastoral making while committing the act, he could do it again.

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