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hypnopompic

[hip-nuh-pom-pik] /ˌhɪp nəˈpɒm pɪk/
adjective, Psychology
1.
of or pertaining to the semiconscious state prior to complete wakefulness.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; hypno- + Greek pomp() sending away (see pomp) + -ic
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Examples from the web for hypnopompic
  • In many of these cases, people also generate vivid dream images called hypnopompic hallucinations.
  • Cognitive performance and reverie during the hypnopompic state.
British Dictionary definitions for hypnopompic

hypnopompic

/ˌhɪpnəʊˈpɒmpɪk/
adjective
1.
(psychol) relating to the state existing between sleep and full waking, characterized by the persistence of dreamlike imagery See also hypnagogic
Word Origin
C20: from hypno- + Greek pompē a sending forth, escort + -ic; see pomp
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Word Origin and History for hypnopompic
adj.

pertaining to the state of consciousness when awaking from sleep, 1901, from hypno- "sleep" + Greek pompe "sending away," from pempein "to send."

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hypnopompic in Medicine

hypnopompic hyp·no·pom·pic (hĭp'nə-pŏm'pĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the partially conscious state that precedes complete awakening from sleep.

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