trancelike


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trance

 (trăns)
n.
1. A hypnotic, cataleptic, or ecstatic state.
2. Detachment from one's physical surroundings, as in contemplation or daydreaming.
3. A semiconscious state, as between sleeping and waking; a daze.
4. A genre of electronic dance music with a fast tempo, repetitive phrasing, and often a hypnotic effect.
tr.v. tranced, tranc·ing, tranc·es
To put into a trance; entrance.

[Middle English traunce, from Old French transe, passage, fear, vision, from transir, to die, be numb with fear, from Latin trānsīre, to go over or across; see transient.]

trance′like′ adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.trancelike - as if in a trancetrancelike - as if in a trance      
confused - mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"
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During gut-directed hypnotherapy, a psychotherapist guides you into a trancelike state that incorporates positive visualization techniques in which you imagine your digestive tract working properly.
Malebranche, an internal medicine physician and HIV specialist at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta who described himself during his talk as a " black, same-gender-loving man." People diagnosed with HIV "will consciously choose to live in a trancelike denial of HIV" he noted.
In I Have Been Watching You All Along, a young woman wanders about an abandoned cinema through a trancelike journey into its corridors, while Walls is an animation set in a decaying world that has become nothing more than a trash heap, where a race of skeleton-like, robotic creatures are engaged in a pointless, seemingly endless war.
In I Have Been Watching You All Along , a young woman wanders about an abandoned cinema through a trancelike journey into its corridors, while Walls is an animation set in a decaying world that has become nothing more than a trash heap, where a race of skeleton-like, robotic creatures are engaged in a pointless, seemingly endless war.
Those who've seen The Dress That Eats Souls as I've worked on it have told me it triggered all sorts of childhood memories, and it's often described as 'trancelike.' It's very immersive, so you feel like you're wearing that dress.
I had been in a state of trancelike meditation for a while, dreaming of things only a bowhunter understands.
It could better be described as a sort of trancelike process, though that is not a very good description.
Dukkha, the Buddhists call it--that anxiety we experience when we are fixated, trancelike, on our graspings and aversions.
Moving from brooding London's cityscapes to an almost trancelike stillness as Leke travels through to his Senegalese village in Popenguine, Adesunloye skilfully evokes the internal dichotomy Leke faces.
The playing is more conservative than in Hutchings' other groups like Sons Of Kemet, and The Comet Is Coming, but the elements of slowly developing energy reaching an almost trancelike state are still there.