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oneiric

[oh-nahy-rik] /oʊˈnaɪ rɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to dreams.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Greek óneir(os) dream + -ic
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  • Indeed, every great image has an unfathomable oneiric depth to which the personal past adds special color.
British Dictionary definitions for oneiric

oneiric

/əʊˈnaɪərɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to dreams
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Word Origin and History for oneiric
adj.

1859, from Greek oneiros "a dream" (see oneiro-) + -ic.

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oneiric in Medicine

oneiric o·nei·ric (ō-nī'rĭk)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of dreams.

  2. Of, relating to, or characterizing the clinical state of oneirophrenia.

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