Definition of hypnopompic in English:

hypnopompic

Line breaks: hypno|pom¦pic
Pronunciation: /ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
 
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adjective

Psychology
  • Relating to the state immediately preceding waking up.
    More example sentences
    • Also the state in-between sleeping and waking is NOT the hypnagogic state but the hypnopompic state.
    • The level I am talking about is also hypnagogic & hypnopompic, because sleep brings on the same feeling of hypnosis.
    • Sleep paralysis occurs in the hypnagogic state or the hypnopompic state.

Origin

early 20th century: from Greek hupnos 'sleep' + pompē 'sending away' + -ic.

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