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English definition of “hallucination”

hallucination

noun [C or U]     /həˌluː.sɪˈneɪ.ʃən/
an experience in which you see, hear, feel, or smell something that does not exist, usually because you are ill or have taken a drug: A high temperature can cause hallucinations. auditory/olfactory hallucinationsDreaming
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