• IPA: /ˈsaɪ.kəˌdɛl.ɪk/, /ˈsaɪ.kɪˌdɛl.ɪk/ (British)


  1. Of, containing, generating, or reminiscent of drug-induced hallucinations, distortions of perception, altered awareness etc.
  2. (of graphics, etc.) Having bright colours, abstract shapes, etc. reminiscent of drug-induced hallucinations or distortions of perception.
Synonyms Translations Noun

psychedelic (plural psychedelics)

  1. Any psychoactive substance (such as LSD or psilocybin) which, when consumed, causes perceptual changes (sometimes erratic and uncontrollable), visual hallucination, and altered awareness of the body and mind.
    • 2006, Dean McCormick, Dead End Street (page 62)
      I was going to become a three-drug connection to all my friends, psychedelics, hash and pot.
  1. (hippie slang) awesome, cool, groovy
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