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[ trans, trahns ]
/ træns, trɑns /
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noun
verb (used with object), tranced, tranc·ing.
to put in a trance; stupefy.
to entrance; enrapture.
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Origin of trance

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM trance

tranced·ly [transt-lee, tran-sid-lee], /ˈtrænst li, ˈtræn sɪd li/, adverbtrancelike, adjective

Other definitions for trance (2 of 2)

trance2

or transe

[ trahns ]
/ trɑns /
Scot.

noun
a passageway, as a hallway, alley, or the like.
verb (used without object), tranced, tranc·ing.
to move or walk rapidly or briskly.

Origin of trance

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First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English (verb); origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for trance

trance
/ (trɑːns) /

noun
verb
(tr) to put into or as into a trance

Derived forms of trance

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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Medical definitions for trance

trance
[ trăns ]

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