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Pronunciation: hip-na-goj'ik

Definition: 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]

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