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A state of narrowly focused attention and suggestibility, also referred to as an altered state of consciousness.

Example: The patient stares at you blankly and complies automatically with any verbal suggestion. Her demeanor seems totally passive.

APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Trance. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 13, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/trance/