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hypnotism

 [hip´no-tizm]
the study of or the method or practice of inducing hypnosis.

hyp·no·tism

(hip'nō-tizm),
1. The process or act of inducing hypnosis. Synonym(s): somnolism
2. The practice or study of hypnosis.
[G. hypnos, sleep]

hypnotism

/hyp·no·tism/ (hip´no-tizm) the study of or the method or practice of inducing hypnosis.

hypnotism

(hĭp′nə-tĭz′əm)
n.
1. The theory or practice of inducing hypnosis.
2. The act of inducing hypnosis.

hyp′no·tist n.

hypnotism

[hip′nətiz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, hypnos, sleep
the study or practice of inducing hypnosis.

hyp·no·tism

(hip'nŏ-tizm)
1. The process or act of inducing hypnosis.
2. The practice or study of hypnosis.
See: mesmerism
[G. hypnos, sleep]

hypnotism,

n the practice of hypnosis. See also hypnosis.

hyp·no·sis

(hip-nō'sis)
Artificially induced trancelike state, resembling somnambulism, in which the subject is highly susceptible to suggestion, oblivious to all else, and responds readily to the commands of the hypnotist.
[G. hypnos, sleep, + -osis, condition]

hypnotism (hip´nōtizəm),

n 1. the method or practice of inducing sleep.
n 2. in medical jurisprudence, a mental state rendering the patient susceptible to suggestion at the will and inducement of another.
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