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hypnoid

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hypnoidal (hɪpˈnɔɪdəl)

/ (ˈhɪpˌnɔɪd) /
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adjective
psychol of or relating to a state resembling sleep or hypnosis
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British Dictionary definitions for hypnoid (2 of 2)

hypnoid2
/ (ˈhɪpˌnɔɪd) /

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

Word Origin for hypnoid

from New Latin hypnum, from Greek hupnon a type of lichen, + -oid
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

How to use hypnoid in a sentence

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

    Psychotherapy|Hugo Mnsterberg
  • The expectation that something wonderful will happen can even produce an almost hypnoid state.

    Psychotherapy|Hugo Mnsterberg
  • Many persons cannot under any circumstances be brought beyond such a hypnoid degree.

    Psychotherapy|Hugo Mnsterberg

Medical definitions for hypnoid

hypnoid
[ hĭpnoid′ ]

adj.
Of or resembling hypnosis or sleep.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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