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psy·che·del·ic

 (sī′kĭ-dĕl′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, characterized by, or generating hallucinations, distortions of perception, altered states of awareness, and occasionally states resembling psychosis.
2. Suggestive or evocative of an altered or hallucinatory state of perception: psychedelic patterns; psychedelic music.
n.
A drug, such as LSD or mescaline, that produces psychedelic effects.

[psyche + Greek dēloun, to make visible (from dēlos, clear, visible; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots) + -ic.]

psy′che·del′i·cal·ly adv.

psychedelic

(ˌsaɪkɪˈdɛlɪk) or

psychodelic

adj
1. (Recreational Drugs) relating to or denoting new or altered perceptions or sensory experiences, as through the use of hallucinogenic drugs
2. (Recreational Drugs) denoting any of the drugs, esp LSD, that produce these effects
3. (Art Terms) informal (of painting, fabric design, etc) having the vivid colours and complex patterns popularly associated with the visual effects of psychedelic states
[C20: from psyche + Greek delos visible]
ˌpsycheˈdelically, ˌpsychoˈdelically adv

psy•che•del•ic

(ˌsaɪ kɪˈdɛl ɪk)

adj.
1. of or noting a mental state of intensified sensory perception.
2. of or pertaining to any of various drugs that produce this state.
3. resembling, characteristic of, or reproducing images, sounds, or the like, experienced while in such a state: psychedelic painting.
n.
4. a psychedelic drug.
5. a person who uses such a substance.
[1956; psyche + Greek dêl(os) visible, manifest, evident + -ic]
psy`che•del′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.psychedelic - producing distorted sensory perceptions and feelings or altered states of awareness or sometimes states resembling psychosis; "psychedelic drugs like psilocybin and mescaline"
psychoactive, psychotropic - affecting the mind or mood or other mental processes; "psychoactive drugs"
2.psychedelic - having the vivid colors and bizarre patterns associated with psychedelic states; "a psychedelic painting"
colorful, colourful - having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves"
3.psychedelic - (of a mental state) characterized by intense and distorted perceptions and hallucinations and feelings of euphoria or sometimes despair; "a psychedelic experience"
agitated - troubled emotionally and usually deeply; "agitated parents"

psychedelic

adjective
1. hallucinogenic, mind-blowing (informal), psychoactive, hallucinatory, mind-bending (informal), psychotropic, mind-expanding, consciousness-expanding, psychotomimetic experimenting with psychedelic drugs
2. multicoloured, wild, crazy, freaky (slang), kaleidoscopic psychedelic patterns
Translations
psykedeelinen
hallucinogénpszichedelikus
psicadélico
psihedelic

psychedelic

[ˌsaɪkəˈdelɪk] ADJpsicodélico

psychedelic

[ˌsaɪkəˈdɛlɪk] adj
[drug] → psychédélique
(= colourful) → psychédélique
[music] → psychédélique

psychedelic

adjpsychedelisch; drugs alsobewusstseinserweiternd

psychedelic

[ˌsaɪkɪˈdɛlɪk] adjpsichedelico/a

psy·che·del·ic

a. psicodélico-a, rel. a substancias o drogas que pueden inducir alteraciones perceptuales tales como alucinaciones y delirios.
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