hallucinogenic etymology

English word hallucinogenic comes from English -ic, English hallucinogen (Any substance tending to induce hallucination.)

Detailed word origin of hallucinogenic

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-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
hallucinogen English (eng) Any substance tending to induce hallucination.
hallucinogenic English (eng) A substance that is a hallucinogen. Producing hallucinations.

Words with the same origin as hallucinogenic

Descendants of -ic
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