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Pronunciation: ha-lu-si-na'shun

Definition: The apparent, often strong subjective perception of an external object or event when no such stimulus or situation is present; may be visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, or tactile.

[L. alucinor, to wander in mind]

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