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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