Altered state of consciousness



any modification of the normal state of consciousness or awareness, including drowsiness or sleep and also states created by the use of alcohol, drugs, hypnosis, or techniques of meditation.

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  • Alterer

    to make different in some particular, as size, style, course, or the like; modify: to alter a coat; to alter a will; to alter course. to castrate or spay. to change; become different or modified. verb to make or become different in some respect; change (transitive) (informal, mainly US) a euphemistic word for castrate, spay […]

  • Altering

    to make different in some particular, as size, style, course, or the like; modify: to alter a coat; to alter a will; to alter course. to castrate or spay. to change; become different or modified. Contemporary Examples He throws every fiber of his being into each performance, altering his posture, elocution, temperament, and more. Oscars […]



  • Alternans

    alternans alternans al·ter·nans (ôl-tûr’nānz’) adj. Alternating, as in heart contractions. n. Alternation in the contractions of the heart.

  • Altern

    alternate; following one another. Historical Examples I love the real you; not the vain, foolish, self-adoring 150 human concept, called the Duke of altern. Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking And the Duke of altern rubbed his weak eyes and tried hard to think. Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking Tell me, dear, when shall we be […]



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