[f. hallūcināt-, pa. ppl. stem of L. hallūcinārī to hallucinate + -ory.]
Characterized by, pertaining to, or of the nature of hallucination. Hence halluciˈnatorily adv.
1830 Fraser's Mag. I. 748 The indolent and hallucinatory oisivity of Campbell. 1843 Carlyle Past & Pr. iii. x, Hallucinatory visions rise. 1917 C. R. Payne tr. Pfister's Psychoanalytic Method xvii. 467 Then every time, out of hate and expiation, he changed hallucinatorily the feared one into the death's head. 1959 G. D. Painter Marcel Proust I. 178 They were irresistibly comic, and at the same time hallucinatorily accurate.
[f. pa. ppl. stem of L. (h)allūcinārī (more correctly ālūcinārī), to wander in mind, talk idly, prate. Cf. F. halluciner.]
†1.1 trans. To deceive. Obs. rare—0.
1604 R. Cawdrey Table Alph., Hallucinate, to deceiue, or blind. 1623 Cockeram, Hallucinate, to deceiue.
2.2 intr. To be deceived, suffer illusion, entertain false notions, blunder, mistake. Also, to have a hallucination or hallucinations. Now chiefly U.S.
1652 Gaule Magastrom. 88 If prognosticators have so often hallucinated‥about naturall effects. 1666 G. Harvey Morb. Angl. ix. 75 Physicians do extreamly hallucinate in the discern of their causes. 1751 Warburton On Pope III. 287 (Jod.) It is no wonder that the verbal criticks should a little hallucinate in this matter. 1840 Carlyle Heroes v. (1858) 329 The man who cannot think and see; but only hallucinate, and missee the nature of the thing. 1847 Webster, Hallucinate. 1930 C. Spearman Creative Mind x. 135 A man hallucinated that the clothes of the girls ‘flew off them’. 1958 E. Dundy Dud Avocado iii. vi. 270 My first thought was that I had gone stark raving mad‥and that I was now hallucinating in a looney bin. 1964 ‘A. Cross’ In last Analysis iii. 31 Had such an idea crossed her mind, Kate would have decided that‥she was ‘hallucinating’. 1973 Publishers Weekly 19 Mar. 61/3 He describes her and is told, bluntly, that he is hallucinating.
3.3 trans. To affect with hallucination; to produce false impressions or perceptions in the mind of.
1822–34 Good's Study Med. (ed. 4) III. 117 Pascal himself was‥so hallucinated with hypochondrism as to believe that he was always on the verge of an abyss. 1877 Wraxall tr. Hugo's ‘Misérables’ i. iv, The scaffold‥has something about it that hallucinates.
Hence haˈllucinated, haˈllucinating ppl. adjs.
a1763 Byrom Ep. to Friend (R.), Some poor hallucinating scribe's mistake. 1886 Gurney Phantasms of Living I. 461 The hallucinated person‥imagined [etc.]. 1892 A. B. Bruce Apologetics Introd. 27 It may be mistaken hallucinated conviction. 1903 E. Wharton Sanctuary ii. iv. 137 That hallucinating distinctness which belongs to the midnight vision. 1966 New Statesman 18 Feb. 233/2 Jennifer Dawson writes about the surface pain of living—with hallucinating effect.
[ad. late L. ālūcinātiōn-em (all-, hall-), n. of action f. ālūcinārī: see hallucinate v. Cf. F. hallucination (Dict. Acad. 1835).]
1.1 The mental condition of being deceived or mistaken, or of entertaining unfounded notions; with a and pl., an idea or belief to which nothing real corresponds; an illusion.
a1652 J. Smith Sel. Disc. iv. 70 Notions‥arising from the deceptions and hallucinations of sense. 1660 H. More Myst. Godl. v. xvi. 198 The Exposition is a mere hallucination. 1856 R. A. Vaughan Mystics (1860) I. 33 Reason‥is not swept away by the hallucinations of sentiment.
2.2 Path. and Psychol. The apparent perception (usually by sight or hearing) of an external object when no such object is actually present. (Distinguished from illusion in the strict sense, as not necessarily involving a false belief.)
1646 Sir T. Browne Pseud. Ep. iii. xviii. 153 If vision be abolished it is called cæcitas, or blindnesse, if depraved and receive its objects erroneously, Hallucination. 1859 Hulme tr. De Boismont's Hallucinations Introd. 7 The most celebrated men have been liable to hallucinations, without their conduct offering any signs of mental alienation. 1886 Gurney Phantasms of Living I. 459 The definition of a sensory hallucination would thus be a percept which lacks, but which can only by distinct reflection be recognised as lacking, the objective basis which it suggests.