from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several processes in which a solid or liquid is put into motion by a fluid.
  • n. The alignment of an organism's circadian rhythm to that of an external rhythm in its environment

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of entraining; specifically, the catching up and conveying away by live steam of minute drops of water from a boiler or of particles of sugar from an evaporating-pan or other vessel from which steam is exhausted.


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  • The trance session parts of the hypnocasts are intended to be listened to in stereo usually with headphones as each ear has a different frequency being played into it in the background which theoretically aids what is known as an "entrainment" effect that helps to lead a person into deeper trance.

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  • The shortcut may be setting yourself up for a trance by entrainment with a metronome-like pitter-patter of a tom-tom drum.

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  • Dangerously the summer burned

    (I had joined the entrainments of the wind).

    The shadows of boulders lengthened my back:

    In the bronze gongs of my cheeks

    The rain dried without odour.

    — Hart Crane, "Passage"

    April 20, 2008