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1. Producing distorted perceptions; hallucinogenic: a mind-altering drug.
2. Causing a lasting change in perspective or thought; life-altering: The summer I spent working on a ship was a mind-altering experience.
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producing mood changes in a person
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causing marked changes in patterns of mood, perception, and behavior, as a hallucinogenic drug.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mind-altering - producing mood changes or distorted perceptionmind-altering - producing mood changes or distorted perception; "hallucinogenic drugs are mind-altering substances"
psychoactive, psychotropic - affecting the mind or mood or other mental processes; "psychoactive drugs"
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