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trance

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noun \ˈtran(t)s\

Simple Definition of trance

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of trance

  1. 1 :  stupor, daze

  2. 2 :  a sleeplike state (as of deep hypnosis) usually characterized by partly suspended animation with diminished or absent sensory and motor activity

  3. 3 :  a state of profound abstraction or absorption

trancelike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of trance in a sentence

  1. The spiritual healer fell into a trance.

  2. He was staring out the window in a trance.



Origin and Etymology 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


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trance

transitive verb

Definition of trance

tranced

trancing



Circa 1598

First Known Use of trance

circa 1598

Rhymes with trance


TRANCE Defined for Kids

trance

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noun \ˈtrans\

Definition of trance for Students

  1. 1 :  a condition like sleep (as deep hypnosis)

  2. 2 :  a state of being so deeply absorbed in thought about something as to be unaware of anything else

  3. 3 :  stupor <What with the brandy and the venison … I fell into a kind of trance … — Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped>




Medical Dictionary

trance

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noun \ˈtran(t)s\

Medical Definition of trance

  1. 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. 2:  a state of profound abstraction or absorption

trancelike

\-ˌlīk\play or

trance–like

adjective <a trancelike state>




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