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hal·lu·ci·na·tion

 (hə-lo͞o′sə-nā′shən)
n.
1.
a. Perception of visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or gustatory stimuli in the absence of any external objects or events and with a compelling sense of their reality, resulting from certain mental and physical disorders or as a response to a drug.
b. The objects or events so perceived.
2. A false or mistaken idea.

hal·lu′ci·na′tion·al, hal·lu′ci·na′tive adj.

hallucination

(həˌluːsɪˈneɪʃən)
n
(Psychology) the alleged perception of an object when no object is present, occurring under hypnosis, in some mental disorders, etc
halˌluciˈnational, halˈlucinative, halˈlucinatory adj

hal•lu•ci•na•tion

(həˌlu səˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a sensory experience of something that does not exist outside the mind, caused by various physical and mental disorders, or by reaction to certain toxic substances, and usu. manifested as visual or auditory images.
2. the sensation caused by a hallucinatory condition or the object or scene visualized.
3. a false belief or impression; illusion; delusion.
[1640–50; < Latin]
hal•lu`ci•na′tion•al, hal•lu′ci•na`tive (-ˌneɪ tɪv, -nə tɪv) adj.

hallucination

A perception or image of an external object that is not there in reality.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hallucination - illusory perceptionhallucination - illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder
delusion, psychotic belief - (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
acousma, auditory hallucination - illusory auditory perception of strange nonverbal sounds
pseudohallucination - an image vivid enough to be a hallucination but recognized as unreal
trip - a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs; "an acid trip"
visual hallucination - illusory visual perception
2.hallucination - a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea; "he has delusions of competence"; "his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination"
misconception - an incorrect conception
disorientation, freak out - a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)
3.hallucination - an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode; "he refused to believe that the angel was a hallucination"
object - the focus of cognitions or feelings; "objects of thought"; "the object of my affection"

hallucination

hallucination

noun
1. An erroneous perception of reality:
2. An illusion of perceiving something that does not really exist:
Slang: trip.
Translations
هَذَيان، هَلْوَسَه
halucinace
hallucination
aistiharhahallusinaatioharha-aistimus
hallucináció
ofskynjun
haliucinacija
halucinācija

hallucination

[həˌluːsɪˈneɪʃən] Nalucinación f

hallucination

[həˌluːsɪˈneɪʃən] n
(= experience) → hallucination f
(= thing imagined) → hallucination f

hallucination

n
(inf: = false idea) → Wahnvorstellung f

hallucination

[həˌluːsɪˈneɪʃn] nallucinazione f

hallucination

(həluːsiˈneiʃən) noun
the seeing of something that is not really there. He had hallucinations after he took drugs.

hal·lu·ci·na·tion

n. alucinación, alucinamiento, percepción que no tiene precedencia o estímulo real;
auditory ___, imaginary perception of sounds___ auditiva, percepción imaginaria de sonidos;
gustatory ___, imaginary sensation of taste___ gustativa, sensación imaginaria del gusto;
haptic ___, imaginary perception of pain, temperature, or skin sensations___ táctil, percepción imaginaria de dolor, de temperatura o de sensaciones en la piel;
motor ___, imaginary movement of the body___ de movimiento, percepción imaginaria de movimiento del cuerpo;
olfactory ___, imaginary smells___ olfativa, de olores imaginarios.

hallucination

n alucinación f
References in classic literature ?
Success presented itself as an impossibility, and the hope of it as a wild hallucination.
His pervading and continual hope -- a hallucination, which, in the face of all discouragement, and making light of impossibilities, haunts him while he lives, and, I fancy, like the convulsive throes of the cholera, torments him for a brief space after death -- is, that finally, and in no long time, by some happy coincidence of circumstances, he shall be restored to office.
How glad and how grateful the relief from this unnatural hallucination of the night, and the fatal contingency of being brought by the lee
Each in his turn tried to arouse Conrad out of his hallucination and bring him to himself; but all the answer any got was a meek, bewildered stare, and then the words:
It may be that we were the sport of a kind of hallucination brought about by the semi-darkness of the theater and the partial gloom that filled Box Five.
I could not fathom the seeming hallucination, nor could I free myself from it; but somewhere in the innermost recesses of my soul I felt a strange yearning toward these unknown foemen, and a mighty hope surged through me that the fleet would return and demand a reckoning from the green warriors who had so ruthlessly and wantonly attacked it.
As a last resort he determined to take her with him by force rather than sacrifice her life to the insane hallucination which haunted her; but, being a wise man, he determined to humor her first and then attempt to lead her as he would have her go.
I questioned him more fully than I had ever done, with a view to making myself master of the facts of his hallucination.
It was as a prey to this hallucination that D'Artagnan traveled, at whatever pace his horse pleased, the six or eight leagues that separated Chantilly from Crevecoeur, without his being able to remember on his arrival in the village any of the things he had passed or met with on the road.
For a young enthusiast is unable to imagine the total negation in another mind of the emotions which are stirring his own: they may be feeble, latent, inactive, he thinks, but they are there--they may be called forth; sometimes, in moments of happy hallucination, he believes they may be there in all the greater strength because he sees no outward sign of them.
It was very terrible if true; if a temporary hallucination, sad.
Once we thought we discerned a gilded minaret gleaming in the sun amidst the waving tops of far-distant trees, but we soon abandoned the idea in the belief that it was but an hallucination born of our great desire to discover the haunts of civilized men in this beautiful, yet forbidding, spot.