Hypervigilance



[vij-uh-luh ns] /ˈvɪdʒ ə ləns/

noun
1.
state or quality of being ; watchfulness:
Vigilance is required in the event of treachery.
2.
Pathology. .
/ˈvɪdʒɪləns/
noun
1.
the fact, quality, or condition of being vigilant
2.
the abnormal state or condition of being unable to sleep
n.

1917, from hyper- + vigilance. Related: Hypervigilant.
n.

1560s, from French vigilance, from Latin vigilantia “wakefulness,” from vigilia (see vigil).

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