- * * *Denoting a transitional state, related to the hypnoidal, preceding sleep; applied also to various hallucinations that may manifest themselves at that time. See hypnoidal. [hypno- + G. agogos, leading]
* * *hyp·na·go·gic also hyp·no·go·gic .hip-nə-'gäj-ik, -'gō-jik adj of, relating to, or occurring in the period of drowsiness immediately preceding sleep <\hypnagogic hallucinations> compare HYPNOPOMPIChyp·na·go·gi·cal·ly -ji-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *adj.
* * *hyp·na·gog·ic (hip″nə-gojґik) 1. hypnotic (defs. 1 and 2). 2. occurring just before sleep; applied to hallucinations occurring at sleep onset.
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hypnagogic — [hip΄nə gäj′ik] adj. [ HYPN(O) + AGOG(UE) + IC] 1. causing sleep; soporific 2. designating or of the state intermediate between wakefulness and sleep [hypnagogic fantasies]: Also sp. hypnogogic … English World dictionary
Hypnagogic — Hyp na*gog ic, a. [Gr. ? sleep + ? a carrying away.] Leading to sleep; applied to the illusions of one who is half asleep. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
hypnagogic — 1868, from Fr. hypnagogique, from Gk. hypnos вЂњsleepвЂќ (see SOMNOLENCE (Cf. somnolence)) + agogos вЂњleadingвЂќ (see ACT (Cf. act)). Etymologically, inducing sleep, but used mostly with a sense pertaining to the state of consciousness when… … Etymology dictionary
hypnagogic — also hypnogogic adjective Etymology: French hypnagogique, from Greek hypn + agōgos leading, inducing, from agein to lead more at agent Date: 1886 of, relating to, or occurring in the period of drowsiness immediately preceding sleep < hypnagogic… … New Collegiate Dictionary
hypnagogic — hyp•na•gog•ic [[t]ˌhɪp nəˈgɒdʒ ɪk, ˈgoʊ dʒɪk[/t]] adj. 1) psl phl of or pertaining to the period of drowsiness between wakefulness and sleep: hypnagogic hallucinations Compare hypnopompic 2) psl pha inducing drowsiness • Etymology: 1885–90; <… … From formal English to slang
hypnagogic — /hip neuh goj ik, goh jik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to drowsiness. 2. inducing drowsiness. [1885 90; < F hypnagogique; see HYPN , AGOGUE, IC] * * * … Universalium
hypnagogic — adjective a) that induces sleep; soporific, somniferous b) of the drowsiness that precedes sleep, or of the images perceived in that state … Wiktionary
hypnagogic — adj. before sleep, relating to the state just before falling asleep; happening while falling asleep; inducing sleep; causing drowsiness; sleepy, lethargic … English contemporary dictionary
hypnagogic — [ˌhɪpnə gɒdʒɪk] (also hypnogogic) adjective Psychology relating to the state immediately before falling asleep. Origin C19: from Fr. hypnagogique, from Gk hupnos sleep + agōgos leading … English new terms dictionary
hypnagogic — hyp·na·gog·ic … English syllables