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hallucinate Tweet Definition of hallucinate Like Definition of hallucinate on Facebook
verb (hallucinates, hallucinating, hallucinated)
  1. To imagine and dream unreal things. To have visions; To experience a hallucination.
hallucination Tweet Definition of hallucination Like Definition of hallucination on Facebook
noun
  1. A sensory perception of something that does not exist, arising from disorder of the nervous system, as in delirium tremens; a delusion.
  • Hallucinations are always evidence of cerebral derangement and are common phenomena of insanity. - W. A. Hammond
    1. The act of hallucinating; a wandering of the mind; an error, mistake or blunder.
  • This must have been the of the transcriber. - Addison
  • hallucinatory Tweet Definition of hallucinatory Like Definition of hallucinatory on Facebook
    adjective
    1. Partaking of, or tending to produce, hallucination
    hebephrenia Tweet Definition of hebephrenia Like Definition of hebephrenia on Facebook
    noun
    1. (obsolete) A type of mental disorder occuring during puberty.
    2. A form of schizophrenia characterised by inappropriate behaviour and emotional responses.
    hemophobia Tweet Definition of hemophobia Like Definition of hemophobia on Facebook
    noun
    1. Fear of blood.
    hurt Tweet Definition of hurt Like Definition of hurt on Facebook
    noun
    1. (archaic) a wound or pain
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    verb (hurts, hurting, hurt)
    1. (intransitive) to be painful
    2. (transitive) to cause (a creature) physical pain and/or injury
    3. (transitive) to cause (somebody) emotional pain
    adjective
    1. wounded, physically injured
    2. pained
    hydrophobia Tweet Definition of hydrophobia Like Definition of hydrophobia on Facebook
    noun
    1. (pathology) An aversion to water, as a symptom of rabies; rabies itself.
    2. fear, Fear of water.
    hydrophobic Tweet Definition of hydrophobic Like Definition of hydrophobic on Facebook
    adjective
    1. (physics),(chemistry) lacking an affinity for water; unable to absorb, or be wetted by water
      1. of, or having hydrophobia (rabies)
    hyperactivity Tweet Definition of hyperactivity Like Definition of hyperactivity on Facebook
    noun
    1. excessive and pathological movement and restlessness
    hyperkinesia Tweet Definition of hyperkinesia Like Definition of hyperkinesia on Facebook
    noun
    1. hyperkinesis
    hypertension Tweet Definition of hypertension Like Definition of hypertension on Facebook
    noun
    1. (pathology) The disease or disorder of abnormally high blood pressure.
    hypo Tweet Definition of hypo Like Definition of hypo on Facebook
    noun
    1. (photography) sodium thiosulfate, a photographic fixing agent.
    2. (slang) A hypoglycaemia attack in a person with diabetes.
    3. (slang) The substance sodium hyposulfite.
    4. (slang) A hypodermic syringe .
    5. (slang) hypothecation, Hypothecation.
    hypochondria Tweet Definition of hypochondria Like Definition of hypochondria on Facebook
    noun
    1. (medicine) A psychological disorder characterized by a persistent feeling that one is ill.
    2. (anatomy) Plural of hypochondrium.
    hypochondriac Tweet Definition of hypochondriac Like Definition of hypochondriac on Facebook
    noun
    1. A person affected with hypochondria.
    adjective
    1. Related to, or affected by hypochondria
    2. Related to, or located in the hypochondrium.
    hysteria Tweet Definition of hysteria Like Definition of hysteria on Facebook
    noun
    1. A mental disorder characterized by emotional excitability etc. without an organic cause.
    2. Behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic.

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