adjective Psychology.
characterizing a state that resembles mild hypnosis but that is usually induced by other than hypnotic means.
Also, hypnoid.

1895–1900; hypn- + -oid + -al1

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hypnoid or hypnoidal1 (ˈhɪpˌnɔɪd, hɪpˈnɔɪdəl)
psychol of or relating to a state resembling sleep or hypnosis
hypnoidal or hypnoidal1

hypnoid2 (ˈhɪpˌnɔɪd)
resembling a moss, specifically a moss of the genus Hypnum
[from New Latin hypnum, from Greek hupnon a type of lichen, + -oid]

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hypnoid hyp·noid (hĭp'noid') or hyp·noi·dal (hĭp-noid'l)
Of or resembling hypnosis or sleep.

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