[hip-noid-l or hip-noid]
- characterizing a state that resembles mild hypnosis but that is usually induced by other than hypnotic means.
Origin of hypnoidal
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Thus there is no sharp demarcation between suggestions in a waking state and suggestions in a hypnoid state.
Many persons cannot under any circumstances be brought beyond such a hypnoid degree.
- psychol of or relating to a state resembling sleep or hypnosis
- 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
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- Of or resembling hypnosis or sleep.
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