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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Recent Examples on the Web Suggesting themes into lucid dreams is similar to posthypnotic suggestion. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 20 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of posthypnotic

1887, in the meaning defined above

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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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