liminal

[lim-uh-nl, lahy-muh-]
adjective Psychology.
of, pertaining to, or situated at the limen.

Origin:
1880–85; < Latin līmin- (stem of līmen) threshold + -al1

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liminal (ˈlɪmɪnəl)
 
adj
psychol relating to the point (or threshold) beyond which a sensation becomes too faint to be experienced
 
[C19: from Latin līmen threshold]

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liminal
1884, a rare word, from L. limen "threshold." Related: Liminality.
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liminal lim·i·nal (lĭm'ə-nəl)
adj.
Relating to a threshold.

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It's in these liminal spaces that the poet finds himself.
Liminal moments are times of tension, extreme reactions, and great opportunity.
And it is a liminal zone, a place where one life form begins to be alchemized into another.
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