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noun     trance pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] [usually singular] a state caused by hypnosis in which someone can move and speak but is not conscious in a normal way
    put someone in/into a trance:

    Her psychiatrist put her into a deep hypnotic trance.

    1. a.
      a state in which you are awake but not really conscious of where you are because you are thinking about something else

      He came out of his trance and greeted me.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] music a type of dance music with fast regular beats and electronic sounds that developed from techno in the early 1990s


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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