- –n.1. a condition somewhat like sleep, in which the mind seems to have left the body: »
a hypnotic trance.SYNONYM(S): coma.2. a dazed or stunned condition.3. a dreamy or absorbed condition which is like a trance: »
The old man sat before the fire in a trance, thinking of his past life.–v.t.to throw into or hold in a trance; enchant: »
I trod as one tranced in some rapturous vision (Shelley).SYNONYM(S): entrance.╂[< Old French transe fear of coming evil < transir be numb with fear; (originally) die, pass on < Latin trānsīre cross over < trāns- across + īre go]–trance´like´, adjective.trance2 «trans, trahns», noun.Scottish. a passageway.
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