Definition of trance :
1. A condition, often simulating death, in which there is a total suspension of the power of voluntary movement, with abolition of all evidences of mental activity and the reduction to a minimum of all the vital functions so that the patient lies still and apparently unconscious of surrounding objects, while the pulsation of the heart and the breathing, although still present, are almost or altogether imperceptible.
2. A state in which the soul seems to have passed out of the body into another state of being, or to be rapt into visions; an ecstasy.
3. A tedious journey.
4. To entrance.
5. To pass over or across; to traverse.
6. To pass; to travel.
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insensibility (part of speech: noun)
faintness, numbness, obliviousness, callousness, insentience, unfeelingness, sopor, coma, anesthesia, oblivion, unconsciousness, deadness, insensibility, aloofness, dullness, stupor, senselessness, swoon, narcosis, insensitivity
- But I noticed that they answered my companion in a dull, trance- like way, as though our questions concerned no one so little as themselves. - "Leaves from a Field Note-Book", J. H. Morgan.
- Is he in a trance? - "Thelma", Marie Corelli.
- Sperry had brought the walking- stick he had taken from Arthur Wells's room, and after the medium was in trance he placed it on the table before her. - "Sight Unseen", Mary Roberts Rinehart.