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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

Full Definition of hypnosis

plural hyp·no·sesplay \-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

  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


Medical Dictionary

hypnosis

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noun hyp·no·sis \hip-ˈnō-səs\

Medical Definition of hypnosis

plural hyp·no·ses \-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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