/hip'neuh pom"pik/, adj. Psychol.
of or pertaining to the semiconscious state prior to complete wakefulness.
[1900-05; HYPNO- + Gk pomp(é) sending away (see POMP) + -IC]

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  • hypnopompic — [ˌhɪpnə(ʊ) pɒmpɪk] adjective Psychology relating to the state immediately preceding waking up. Origin early 20th cent.: from Gk hupnos sleep + pompē sending away + ic …   English new terms dictionary

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