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Of, relating to, or suggestive of dreams.

[Greek oneiros, dream + -ic.]
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of or relating to dreams
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(oʊˈnaɪ rɪk)

of or pertaining to dreams.
[1855–60; < Greek óneir(os) dream + -ic]
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Adj.1.oneiric - of or relating to or suggestive of dreams
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