The expression "zoned" when refering to a person has come to mean an altered state of consciousness causing the subject to appear to be in a different "zone" or to perceive reality differently than the consensual reality of the other people in the immediate vicinity.

Zoned (?), a.

1.

Wearing a zone, or girdle.

Pope.

2.

Having zones, or concentric bands; striped.

3. Bot.

Zonate.

 

© Webster 1913.

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