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also hyp·no·gog·ic  (hĭp′nə-gŏj′ĭk, -gō′jĭk)
1. Inducing sleep; soporific.
2. Of, relating to, or occurring in the state of intermediate consciousness preceding sleep: hypnagogic hallucinations.

[French hypnagogique : Greek hupnos, sleep; see hypno- + Greek agōgos, leading (from agein, to lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots).]
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(ˌhɪpnəˈɡɒdʒɪk) or


(Psychology) psychol of or relating to the state just before one is fully asleep. See also hypnagogic image, hypnopompic
[C19: from French hypnagogique; see hypno-, -agogic]
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(ˌhɪp nəˈgɒdʒ ɪk, -ˈgoʊ dʒɪk)

1. of or pertaining to the period of drowsiness between wakefulness and sleep: hypnagogic hallucinations. Compare hypnopompic.
2. inducing drowsiness.
[1885–90; < French hypnagogique; see hypn-, -agogue, -ic]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hypnagogic - sleep inducing
depressant - capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
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a. hipnagógico-a.
1. adormecedor-a, que induce el sueño;
2. que experimenta alucinaciones o sueños antes de perder el conocimiento o de pasar a un sueño profundo.
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