psychodysleptic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From psycho- +‎ dys- +‎ -leptic, probably after French psychodysleptique.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /sʌɪkəʊdɪˈslɛptɪk/

Adjective[edit]

psychodysleptic (comparative more psychodysleptic, superlative most psychodysleptic)

  1. That brings on a dreamlike mental state; hallucinogenic. [from 20th c.]
    • 1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, Abacus 2013, p. 67:
      Bridget Boone […] invited me to consider a couple of late-night bongs, as a kind of psychodysleptic Sominex, to help me sleep […].