anoesis

noun
an·​o·​e·​sis | \ -ˈwē-səs How to pronounce anoesis (audio) \
plural anoeses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce anoeses (audio) \

Medical Definition of anoesis

: consciousness that is pure passive receptiveness without understanding or intellectual organization of the materials presented

Other Words from anoesis

anoetic \ -​ˈwet-​ik How to pronounce anoetic (audio) \ adjective

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