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hypnosis

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noun hyp·no·sis \hip-ˈnō-səs\

Simple Definition of hypnosis

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hypnosis

plural hypnosesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. 1 :  a trancelike state that resembles sleep but is induced by a person whose suggestions are readily accepted by the subject

  2. 2 :  any of various conditions that resemble sleep

  3. 3 :  hypnotism 1

Examples of hypnosis in a sentence

  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


HYPNOSIS Defined for Kids

hypnosis

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noun hyp·no·sis \hip-ˈnō-səs\

Definition of hypnosis for Students

  1. :  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

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noun hyp·no·sis \hip-ˈnō-səs\

Medical Definition of hypnosis

plural hypnoses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. 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. 2:  any of various conditions that resemble sleep

  3. 3:  hypnotism 1





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