dreamy state

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dream·y state

the semiconscious state associated with an epileptic attack.
Synonym(s): absent state

dream·y state

(drē'mē stāt)
The semiconscious state associated with an epileptic attack.
References in classic literature ?
She then smiled upon me in an absent state of mind, and asked me if I liked the taste of orange-flower water?
The enormous knees of the physician struck each other with a noise that was audible; for, in the absent state of his mind, he mistook her for a general officer, perforated with bullets, hastening from the field of battle to implore assistance.
But as the Center's analysis explains, a cap would more likely lead local school districts to cut expenditures for non-special education students absent state policy changes.
Absent state aid or the capacity to offer bonds, the turnpike will turn to the place it has turned for the last half-century - the pockets of east-west drivers.
Your employer is obliged to have your SSN to make the appropriate reports to the IRS; and, in general, absent state laws to the contrary, an employer may also use an employee's SSN as a general employee identification number.