trance

1
[ trans, trahns ]
/ træns, trɑns /

noun

verb (used with object), tranced, tranc·ing.

to put in a trance; stupefy.
to entrance; enrapture.

Origin of trance

1
1300–50; Middle English traunce state of extreme dread, swoon, dazed state < Middle French transe literally, passage (from life to death), derivative of transir to go across, pass over < Latin trānsīre, equivalent to trāns- trans- + īre to go

Related forms

tranced·ly [transt-lee, tran-sid-lee] /ˈtrænst li, ˈtræn sɪd li/, adverbtrance·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trancelike

trance

/ (trɑːns) /

noun

verb

(tr) to put into or as into a trance

Derived Forms

trancelike, adjective

Word Origin for trance

C14: from Old French transe, from transir to faint, pass away, from Latin trānsīre to go over, from trans- + īre to go
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Medicine definitions for trancelike

trance

[ trăns ]

n.

An altered state of consciousness as in hypnosis, catalepsy, or ecstasy.
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