hypnoid


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hyp·noid

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

hypnoid

(ˈhɪpˌnɔɪd) or

hypnoidal

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

hypnoid

(ˈhɪpˌnɔɪd)
adj
(Botany) resembling a moss, specifically a moss of the genus Hypnum
[from New Latin hypnum, from Greek hupnon a type of lichen, + -oid]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
Experimental basis for a neurophysiological understanding of hypnoid states.