posthypnotic

adjective

post·​hyp·​not·​ic ˌpōst-hip-ˈnä-tik How to pronounce posthypnotic (audio)
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: of, relating to, or characteristic of the period following a hypnotic trance

Examples of posthypnotic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lafayette referred to himself as an élève enthousiaste, and Mesmer gave him a sort of posthypnotic suggestion for preventing mal de mer during his long voyage to America, which involved clutching the mast of the ship (a plan stymied when the mast turned out to be covered with tar). Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 16 Aug. 2021 High dissociative highly suggestible participants displayed a selective increase in repetitions during posthypnotic amnesia, with equivalent repetition frequency to a random system, whereas the other two groups exhibited repetition avoidance across conditions. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 16 Jan. 2012 Suggesting themes into lucid dreams is similar to posthypnotic suggestion. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 20 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of posthypnotic was in 1887

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“Posthypnotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posthypnotic. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

posthypnotic

adjective
post·​hyp·​not·​ic ˌpōst-(h)ip-ˈnät-ik How to pronounce posthypnotic (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of the period following a hypnotic trance during which the subject will still carry out suggestions made by the operator during the trance state
posthypnotic suggestion
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