anoesis

noun

an·​o·​e·​sis -ˈwē-səs How to pronounce anoesis (audio)
plural anoeses -ˌsēz How to pronounce anoesis (audio)
: consciousness that is pure passive receptiveness without understanding or intellectual organization of the materials presented
anoetic adjective

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“Anoesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anoesis. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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