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hallucination

noun [C or U] uk   /həˌluː.sɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us  
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 hallucinations
Translations of “hallucination”
in Spanish alucinación…
in French hallucination…
in German die Halluzination…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幻覺…
in Russian галлюцинация…
in Turkish sanrı, hayal…
in Chinese (Simplified) 幻觉…
in Polish halucynacje, halucynacja…
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