1. of or relating to the period after hypnosis.
  2. (of a suggestion) made during hypnosis so as to be effective after awakening.

Origin of posthypnotic

First recorded in 1885–90; post- + hypnotic
Related formspost·hyp·not·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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posthypnotic in Medicine


  1. Following hypnotism.
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