- causing sleep; soporific
- designating or of the state intermediate between wakefulness and sleep: hypnagogic fantasies
Origin of hypnagogichypn(o)- + -agog(ue) + -ic
Also sp. hyp·no·gog′ic
- Inducing sleep; soporific.
- Of, relating to, or occurring in the state of intermediate consciousness preceding sleep: hypnagogic hallucinations.
Origin of hypnagogicFrench hypnagogique : Greek hupnos, sleep; see hypno– + Greek ag&omacron;gos, leading (from agein, to lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots).
(comparative more hypnagogic, superlative most hypnagogic)
From French hypnagogique, from Ancient Greek ὕπνος (hupnos, “sleep”) + ἀγωγός (agōgos, “leading”).