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trance

trance

pronunciation:
traens
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a semiconscious or sleeplike condition during which one's ability to exercise one's own will or control one's movements may be reduced, as in hypnosis or catalepsy.
similar words:
catalepsy, daze, hypnosis, mesmerization, sopor, stupefaction, stupor, torpor
definition 2: a state of absorption, detachment, or concentration that causes lack of awareness of or reaction to one's surroundings.
synonyms:
absorption
similar words:
abstraction, detachment, insensibility, oblivion, possession
definition 3: a dazed or bewildered state; stupor.
synonyms:
bewilderment, daze, fog, haze, stupefaction, stupor
similar words:
bafflement, confusion, muddle, torpor
definition 4: in spiritualism or some religions, a condition in which a medium or other person is considered to be controlled by, and to speak for, others, esp. the dead or a divinity.
synonyms:
possession
similar words:
enchantment, spell, spiritualism
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