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hypnagogic

adjective hyp·na·go·gic \ˌhip-nə-ˈgä-jik, -ˈgō-\

Definition of hypnagogic

  1. :  of, relating to, or occurring in the period of drowsiness immediately preceding sleep <hypnagogic hallucinations>



Variants of hypnagogic

also hyp·no·go·gic play \ˌhip-nə-ˈgä-jik, -ˈgō-\

Origin of hypnagogic

French hypnagogique, from Greek hypn- + -agōgos leading, inducing, from agein to lead — more at agent


First Known Use: 1886


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hypnagogic

adjective hyp·na·go·gic

Medical Definition of hypnagogic

  1. :  of, relating to, or occurring in the period of drowsiness immediately preceding sleep <hypnagogic hallucinations>—compare hypnopompic

  2. hyp·na·go·gi·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



Variants of hypnagogic

also hyp·no·go·gic \ˌhip-nə-ˈgäj-ik, -ˈgō-jik\play play

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