trance


1trance

noun \ˈtran(t)s\

: a state that is like being asleep except that you can move and respond to questions and commands like a person who is awake

: a state in which you are not aware of what is happening around you because you are thinking of something else

Full Definition of TRANCE

1
:  stupor, daze
2
:  a sleeplike state (as of deep hypnosis) usually characterized by partly suspended animation with diminished or absent sensory and motor activity
3
:  a state of profound abstraction or absorption
trance·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of TRANCE

  1. The spiritual healer fell into a trance.
  2. He was staring out the window in a trance.

Origin of TRANCE

Middle English traunce, from Anglo-French transe death, coma, rapture, from transir to depart, die, from Latin transire to cross, pass by — more at transient
First Known Use: 14th century

2trance

transitive verb
trancedtranc·ing

Definition of TRANCE

First Known Use of TRANCE

circa 1598

Rhymes with TRANCE

trance

noun \ˈtran(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANCE

1
: a sleeplike altered state of consciousness (as of deep hypnosis) usually characterized by partly suspended animation with diminished or absent sensory and motor activity and subsequent lack of recall
2
: a state of profound abstraction or absorption
trance·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

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