Skip to search.

Definition of hypnagogic


Reference
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Thesaurus
World Factbook

 
Search Dictionary:

Houghton Mifflin

hyp·na·gog·ic also hyp·no·gog·ic  audio  (hpn-gjk, -gjk) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Inducing sleep; soporific.
  2. Of, relating to, or occurring in the state of intermediate consciousness preceding sleep: hypnagogic hallucinations.

ETYMOLOGY:
French hypnagogique : Greek hupnos, sleep ; see hypno- + Greek aggos, leading (from agein, to lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots)


Visit our partner's site
Provided by Houghton Mifflin
logoeReference -- Download this interactive reference software to your desktop computer