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trance

noun [C]  /træns/ us  
a mental state between sleeping and waking in which a person does not move but can hear and understand what is being said: The sound of the waves lulled me into a trance.
Translations of “trance”
in Spanish trance…
in French transe…
in German die Trance…
in Chinese (Traditional) 心理狀態, 昏睡狀態, 催眠狀態…
in Russian транс…
in Turkish kendinden geçme, trans…
in Chinese (Simplified) 心理状态, 昏睡状态, 催眠状态…
in Polish trans…
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