hallucination

[ huh-loo-suh-ney-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF hallucination
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Absolute equality is an hallucination of the hunger-fever, nothing more.

All at once, however, Claude fancied he was the victim of some hallucination.

He could not believe that Spurling had ever come; it was all an hallucination.

The simple matter is, dear madam, you have been under a hallucination all along.

When he saw her approaching he always had a moment of hallucination.

He took it to be the hallucination of a man weak with thirst.

Could it be, or was the moon weaving some hallucination in his troubled brain?

I could see that the poor fellow was under an hallucination.

I am sure this minister was the victim of some kind of hallucination.

He must forget the hallucination that had worked so madly on his brain.

WORD ORIGIN

in the pathological/psychological sense of "seeing or hearing something which is not there," 1640s, from Latin hallucinationem (nominative hallucinatio), from past participle stem of hallucinari (see hallucinate). Hallucination is distinct from illusion in not necessarily involving a false belief. Related: Hallucinations.

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