Psychedelic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌsaɪkəˈdelɪk|  American pronunciation of the word psychedelic
Brit.  |ˌsʌɪkəˈdɛlɪk|  British pronunciation of the word psychedelic

adjective

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

psychedelic drugs like psilocybin and mescaline

- having the vivid colors and bizarre patterns associated with psychedelic states

a psychedelic painting

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

a psychedelic experience

Examples

Fashion designers look back to the 1960s with dazzling psychedelic prints.

Sixties psychedelia

psychedelic drugs like psilocybin and mescaline

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