Trance

Trance: Literal Definition

trance
trans/
noun
noun: trance; plural noun: trances
  1. 1.
    a half-conscious state characterized by an absence of response to external stimuli, typically as induced by hypnosis or entered by a medium.
    “she put him into a light trance”
    synonyms: dazestupor, hypnotic state, half-conscious state, dreamreverie, fugue state

    “he pretended to be in a trance”
    • a state of abstraction.
      “the kind of trance he went into whenever illness was discussed”
      synonyms: dazestupor, hypnotic state, half-conscious state, dreamreverie, fugue state

      “he pretended to be in a trance”
    • a type of electronic dance music characterized by hypnotic rhythms and sounds.
      noun: trance music; plural noun: trance musics
verb

literary
verb: trance; 3rd person present: trances; past tense: tranced; past participle: tranced; gerund or present participle: trancing
  1. 1.
    put into a trance.
    “she’s been tranced and may need waking”
Origin
Middle English (originally as a verb in the sense ‘be in a trance’): from Old French transir ‘depart, fall into trance,’ from Latin transire ‘go across.’