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PSYCHEDELIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does psychedelic mean? 

PSYCHEDELIC (adjective)
  The adjective PSYCHEDELIC has 3 senses:

1. producing distorted sensory perceptions and feelings or altered states of awareness or sometimes states resembling psychosis
2. having the vivid colors and bizarre patterns associated with psychedelic states
3. (of a mental state) characterized by intense and distorted perceptions and hallucinations and feelings of euphoria or sometimes despair

  Familiarity information: PSYCHEDELIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PSYCHEDELIC (adjective)


Sense 1psychedelic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Producing distorted sensory perceptions and feelings or altered states of awareness or sometimes states resembling psychosis

Context example:

psychedelic drugs like psilocybin and mescaline

Similar:

psychoactive; psychotropic (affecting the mind or mood or other mental processes)


Sense 2psychedelic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having the vivid colors and bizarre patterns associated with psychedelic states

Context example:

a psychedelic painting

Similar:

colorful; colourful (having striking color)


Sense 3psychedelic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of a mental state) characterized by intense and distorted perceptions and hallucinations and feelings of euphoria or sometimes despair

Context example:

a psychedelic experience

Similar:

agitated (troubled emotionally and usually deeply)


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