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hypnosis

noun hyp·no·sis \hip-ˈnō-səs\

: a state that resembles sleep but in which you can hear and respond to questions or suggestions

plural hyp·no·ses\-ˌsēz\

Full Definition of HYPNOSIS

1
:  a trancelike state that resembles sleep but is induced by a person whose suggestions are readily accepted by the subject
2
:  any of various conditions that resemble sleep
3
:  hypnotism 1

Examples of HYPNOSIS

  1. He underwent hypnosis to treat his fear of water.
  2. While under hypnosis, she described the horrific accident in detail.

Origin of HYPNOSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1876
HYPNOSES Defined for Kids

hypnosis

noun hyp·no·sis \hip-ˈnō-səs\

Definition of HYPNOSIS for Kids

:  a state which resembles sleep but is produced by a person who can then make suggestions to which the person in this state can respond
Medical Dictionary

hypnosis

noun hyp·no·sis \hip-ˈnō-səs\
plural hyp·no·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of HYPNOSIS

1
:  a trancelike state of altered consciousness that resembles sleep but is induced by a person whose suggestions are readily accepted by the subject
2
:  any of various conditions that resemble sleep
3
:  hypnotism 1

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