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Psychoactive vs. Psychedelic

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Psychoactiveadjective

(pharmaceutical effect) Affecting the mind or mental processes.

‘LSD and DMT are psychoactive drugs.’;

Psychedelicadjective

Of, containing, generating, or reminiscent of drug-induced hallucinations, distortions of perception, altered awareness etc.

Psychoactivenoun

(pharmaceutical drug) Any drug that affects the mind or mental processes.

‘LSD and DMT are psychoactives.’;

Psychedelicadjective

(of graphics, etc.) Having bright colours, abstract shapes, etc. reminiscent of drug-induced hallucinations or distortions of perception.

Psychoactiveadjective

affecting the mind or mood or other mental processes;

‘psychoactive drugs’;

Psychedelicnoun

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.

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Psychedelicadjective

producing distorted sensory perceptions and feelings or altered states of awareness or sometimes states resembling psychosis;

‘psychedelic drugs like psilocybin and mescaline’;

Psychedelicadjective

having the vivid colors and bizarre patterns associated with psychedelic states;

‘a psychedelic painting’;

Psychedelicadjective

of a mental state characterized by intense and distorted perceptions and hallucinations and feelings of euphoria or sometimes despair;

‘a psychedelic experience’;

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