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hypnotism

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

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

hyp′no·tist n.
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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]
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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]
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