[ pohst-hip-not-ik ]
/ ˌpoʊst hɪpˈnɒt ɪk /


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

Origin of posthypnotic

First recorded in 1885–90; post- + hypnotic

Related forms

post·hyp·not·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for posthypnotic


[ pōst′hĭp-nŏtĭk ]


Following hypnotism.
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