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Definition of "hallucination" []

  • Perception of visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or gustatory experiences without an external stimulus and with a compelling sense of their reality, usually resulting from a mental disorder or as a response to a drug. (noun)
  • The objects or events so perceived. (noun)
  • A false or mistaken idea; a delusion. (noun)
  • The alleged perception of an object when no object is present, occurring under hypnosis, in some mental disorders, etc (noun)

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Use "hallucination" in a sentence
  • "We then see a Yin hallucination (a tearful Yin says “Sayonara, Hei” while he tries to grab her)."
  • "I fell prey to water intoxication or low sodium, which is characterized by hallucination, memory loss, and corporal ineptness; a veritable cornucopia of psychoses."
  • "The only hallucination is that republican values are good for america – and you seem to be quite high …"
  • "We then see a Yin hallucination (a tearful Yin says “Sayonara, Hei” while he tries to grab her)."
  • "The other partisans of a natural explanation while avoiding the word hallucination, eventually fall back on the system of Renan which they merely endeavour to render a little less complicated."