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 (hĭp′noid′) also hyp·noi·dal (hĭp-noid′l)
Of or resembling hypnosis or sleep.


(ˈhɪpˌnɔɪd) or


(Psychology) of or relating to a state resembling sleep or hypnosis


(Botany) resembling a moss, specifically a moss of the genus Hypnum
[from New Latin hypnum, from Greek hupnon a type of lichen, + -oid]
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Adj.1.hypnoid - of or relating to a state of sleep or hypnosis
asleep - in a state of sleep; "were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"
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The cathartic method works on the patient who is brought to a hypnoid state to make him relive, also emotionally, the situation that has been determined to be the beginning of his illness.
In my peculiar hypnoid state, they appeared exaggeratedly loud.
The trauma of imminent execution can cause a regression to such a defensive mode, during which normal functions of the 'executive' frontal cortex (or 'metacontrol') are disrupted and a hypnoid state may be mere easily triggered.