hypnoid

hypnoidal

[hip-noid-l]
adjective Psychology.
characterizing a state that resembles mild hypnosis but that is usually induced by other than hypnotic means.
Also, hypnoid.


Origin:
1895–1900; hypn- + -oid + -al1

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

hypnoid2 (ˈhɪpˌnɔɪd)
 
adj
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)
adj.
Of or resembling hypnosis or sleep.

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