Trance Definition

Define what is Trance?

1. spell, trance, enchantment (noun)

a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation.

    Synonyms: spell, enchantment

    mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state noun
    (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic.


    possession noun
    being controlled by passion or the supernatural.

    captivation, fascination noun
    the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror).

    2. trance, entrance, enamour, enamor, charm, captivate, bewitch, capture, enchant, beguile, becharm, fascinate, catch (verb)

    attract; cause to be enamored.

    • She captured all the men's hearts.

    attract, appeal verb
    be attractive to.


    hold verb
    hold the attention of.

    work verb
    gratify and charm, usually in order to influence.

    3. trance (noun)

    a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing; a state resembling deep sleep.


      unconsciousness noun
      a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment.


      hypnotic trance noun
      a trance induced by the use of hypnosis; the person accepts the suggestions of the hypnotist.

      ecstatic state, religious trance noun
      a trance induced by intense religious devotion; does not show reduced bodily functions that are typical of other trances.

      Nearby Terms

      trancelike (adjective satellite)
      as if in a trance

      tranche (noun)
      a portion of something (especially money)

      Trandate (noun)
      antihypertensive drug (trade names Trandate and Normodyne) that blocks alpha and beta-adrenergic receptors of the sympathetic nervous system (leading to a decrease in blood pressure)

      trandolapril (noun)
      an ACE inhibiting drug (trade name Mavik) used in some patients after a heart attack or to treat hypertension

      tranquil (adjective satellite)
      (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves

      tranquilising (adjective satellite)
      tending to soothe or tranquilize

      tranquility (noun)
      a disposition free from stress or emotion

      tranquilize (verb)
      make calm or still

      tranquilizer (noun)
      a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity

      tranquilizing (adjective satellite)
      tending to soothe or tranquilize

      tranquillise (verb)
      make calm or still

      tranquilliser (noun)
      a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity

      tranquillising (adjective satellite)
      tending to soothe or tranquilize

      tranquillity (noun)
      an untroubled state; free from disturbances

      tranquillize (verb)
      make calm or still