from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the partially conscious state that precedes complete awakening from sleep.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Referring to the state of consciousness before becoming completely awake.
From hypno- + Greek pompē, a sending away; see pomp.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)