hypnagogic

[hip-nuh-goj-ik, -goh-jik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to drowsiness.
2.
inducing drowsiness.

Origin:
1885–90; < French hypnagogique; see hypn(o)-, -agogue, -ic

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hypnagogic or hypnogogic (ˌhɪpnəˈɡɒdʒɪk)
 
adj
psychol hypnagogic image See also hypnopompic of or relating to the state just before one is fully asleep
 
[C19: from French hypnagogique; see hypno-, -agogic]
 
hypnogogic or hypnogogic
 
adj
 
[C19: from French hypnagogique; see hypno-, -agogic]

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hypnagogic hyp·na·gog·ic or hyp·no·gog·ic (hĭp'nə-gŏj'ĭk, -gō'jĭk)
adj.

  1. Inducing sleep; soporific.

  2. Of or relating to the state of drowsiness preceding sleep.

  3. Relating to the images or hallucinations sometimes perceived during this state.

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Hypnagogic hallucinations-hallucinations which occur between sleep and wakening.
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