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hypnoidal

or hyp·noid

[hip-noid-l or hip-noid]
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adjective Psychology.
  1. characterizing a state that resembles mild hypnosis but that is usually induced by other than hypnotic means.

Origin of hypnoidal

First recorded in 1895–1900; hypn- + -oid + -al1
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Examples from the Web for hypnoid

Historical Examples

  • Thus there is no sharp demarcation between suggestions in a waking state and suggestions in a hypnoid state.

    Psychotherapy

    Hugo Mnsterberg

  • Many persons cannot under any circumstances be brought beyond such a hypnoid degree.

    Psychotherapy

    Hugo Mnsterberg


British Dictionary definitions for hypnoid

hypnoid1

hypnoidal (hɪpˈnɔɪdəl)

adjective
  1. psychol of or relating to a state resembling sleep or hypnosis

hypnoid2

adjective
  1. resembling a moss, specifically a moss of the genus Hypnum

Word Origin

from New Latin hypnum, from Greek hupnon a type of lichen, + -oid
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hypnoid in Medicine

hypnoid

(hĭpnoid′)
adj.
  1. Of or resembling hypnosis or sleep.
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