Definition of altered state in English:

altered state

Syllabification: al·tered state


  • A state of mind that differs from the normal state of consciousness, typically one induced by drugs, hypnosis, or mental disorder: he probably came up with this tune while he was in an altered state
    More example sentences
    • He is far from the first celeb to show up on TV in an altered state.
    • The supplicant would make the sacramental pipes which, through contact with the mouth, induced the altered state.
    • Tart considers a hypnotized person to be in an altered state.

More definitions of altered state

Definition of altered state in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day grotesquerie
Pronunciation: grōˈteskərē
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively