posthypnotic

adjective
post·​hyp·​not·​ic | \ ˌpōst-hip-ˈnä-tik How to pronounce posthypnotic (audio) , -ip- \

Definition of posthypnotic

: of, relating to, or characteristic of the period following a hypnotic trance

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First Known Use of posthypnotic

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for posthypnotic

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“Posthypnotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posthypnotic. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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posthypnotic

adjective
post·​hyp·​not·​ic | \ ˌpōst-(h)ip-ˈnät-ik How to pronounce posthypnotic (audio) \

Medical Definition of posthypnotic

: 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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