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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

hypnosis

noun hyp·no·sis \hip-ˈnō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
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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