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Blend of hydrolysis +‎ ergot +‎ -ic (suffix that forms adjectives from nouns).


  • IPA(key): /laɪˈsɜː.dʒɪk/


lysergic (comparative more lysergic, superlative most lysergic)

  1. Used in the designation of lysergic acid, lysergic acid diethylamide.
  2. Trippy, psychedelic
    • 2008 January 23, Scott Seward, “Snowplow You Bad Elephant!”, in Village Voice[1]:
      The Doves' mantras of desolation are even trippier than the first couple Cranes records (though maybe not as lysergic as prime Swans or Ravens)
    • 2010, Richard Henderson, Van Dyke Parks' Song Cycle, ISBN 1441196196, page 100:
      As mentioned earlier, my first impression of the sleeve art was that it bore marked similarity to a poetry collection — nothing very lysergic about that.
    • 2014 October 25, Marina O'Loughlin, “David Shrigley at Sketch, London W1 – restaurant review”, in The Guardian[2]:
      On the evidence of this lysergic dish – blobs and pools of strident oddness, especially the mozzarella-topped gelée that tastes like the stuff left at the bottom of olive tins topped with organic foaming facewash – Shrigley’s better off sticking to the art.