Simple Definition of hypnosis
: a state that resembles sleep but in which you can hear and respond to questions or suggestions
Examples of hypnosis
He underwent hypnosis to treat his fear of water.
While under hypnosis, she described the horrific accident in detail.
Origin of hypnosis
First Known Use: 1876
Medical Definition of hypnosis
plural hyp·no·ses \-ˌsēz\play
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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