or hyp·noid

[ hip-noid-l or hip-noid ]
/ hɪpˈnɔɪd l or ˈhɪp nɔɪd /

adjective Psychology.

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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