hypnoidal
adjective see hypnoid

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  • hypnoidal — /hip noyd l/, adj. Psychol. characterizing a state that resembles mild hypnosis but that is usually induced by other than hypnotic means. Also, hypnoid. [1895 1900; HYPN + OID + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypnoidal — adjective hypnoid …   Wiktionary

  • hypnoidal — Resembling hypnosis; denoting the subwaking state, a mental condition intermediate between sleeping and waking. See hypnagogic. SYN: hypnoid. [hypno + G. eidos, resemblance] * * * hyp·noi·dal (hip noiґdəl) hypnoid …   Medical dictionary

  • hypnoidal — adj. resembling hypnosis …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypnoidal — hyp·noi·dal …   English syllables

  • hypnoidal — hyp•noi•dal [[t]hɪpˈnɔɪd l[/t]] also hyp′noid adj. psl characterizing a state that resembles mild hypnosis but that is usu. induced by other than hypnotic means • Etymology: 1895–1900; hypn(osis)+ oid+ al …   From formal English to slang

  • hypnoidal — /hɪpˈnɔɪdl/ (say hip noydl) adjective undergoing a mild state of hypnosis; in a quasi hypnotic state. Also, hypnoid. {hypnoid + al1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hypnoidal — adjective see hypnoid II * * * /hip noyd l/, adj. Psychol. characterizing a state that resembles mild hypnosis but that is usually induced by other than hypnotic means. Also, hypnoid. [1895 1900; HYPN + OID + AL1] * * * hypˈnoid or hypˈnoidal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hypnagogic — Concerning the drowsiness one commonly feels before sleep, the transitional state preceding sleep, and also the hallucinations that may occur at that time. The original French word hypnagogique was derived from Greek roots hypno , sleep + agogos …   Medical dictionary

  • hypnoid — SYN: hypnoidal. * * * hyp·noid hip .nȯid or hyp·noi·dal hip nȯid əl adj of or relating to sleep or hypnosis <a hypnoid state> <hypnoidal psychotherapy (Margaret Steger)> * * * hyp·noid (hipґnoid) pertaining to or resembling hypnosis …   Medical dictionary

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