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or hyp·noid

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

First recorded in 1895–1900; hypn- + -oid + -al1
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Historical Examples of hypnoidal

  • Or, again, is suggestion in the waking-state equivalent to suggestion in hypnoidal states?

    Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology

    C. G. Jung

  • You will ask why I cling to the use of hypnotism; or rather of hypnoidal states.