or hyp·noid

[hip-noid-l or hip-noid]

adjective Psychology.

characterizing a state that resembles mild hypnosis but that is usually induced by other than hypnotic means.

Nearby words

  1. hypnogenesis,
  2. hypnogenetic,
  3. hypnogenic spot,
  4. hypnograph,
  5. hypnoid,
  6. hypnolepsy,
  7. hypnology,
  8. hypnone,
  9. hypnopaedia,
  10. hypnopedia

Origin of hypnoidal

First recorded in 1895–1900; hypn- + -oid + -al1

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