hallucinate

hallucinate

/həˈluːsɪneɪt/
verb
[no object]
1 Experience a seemingly real perception of something not actually present, typically as a result of a mental disorder or of taking drugs.
1.1 with object Experience a hallucination of (something)
with clause ‘he starts hallucinating that he is Jesus’

Origin
Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘be deceived, have illusions’): from Latin hallucinat- ‘gone astray in thought’, from the verb hallucinari, from Greek alussein ‘be uneasy or distraught’.

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Though others think him sleazy
And find he makes them queasy,
George, himself, finds it easy,
In his unstable state,
To regularly hallucinate
That he is really great!

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