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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

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

trance·like play \-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


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trance

transitive verb

Definition of trance

trancedtranc·ing



Circa 1598

First Known Use of trance

circa 1598

Rhymes with trance


Medical Dictionary

trance

play
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

  3. trance·like \-ˌlīk\play adjective





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