Definition of hypnopompic in English:

hypnopompic

adjective

Psychology
  • Relating to the state immediately preceding waking up.

    • ‘The most likely explanation for alien abductions is sleep paralysis and hypnopompic (on awakening) hallucinations.’
    • ‘Also the state in-between sleeping and waking is NOT the hypnagogic state but the hypnopompic state.’
    • ‘Sleep paralysis occurs in the hypnagogic state or the hypnopompic state.’
    • ‘There's a raw, hypnopompic quality to the spot: it has the sweaty, blurry feel of a nightmare.’
    • ‘The level I am talking about is also hypnagogic & hypnopompic, because sleep brings on the same feeling of hypnosis.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from Greek hupnos ‘sleep’ + pompē ‘sending away’ + -ic.

Pronunciation

hypnopompic

/ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk/