hypnotherapy

noun hyp·no·ther·a·py \ ˌhip-nō-ˈther-ə-pē \
|Updated on: 22 May 2018

Definition of hypnotherapy

1 : treatment by hypnotism
2 : psychotherapy that facilitates suggestion, reeducation, or analysis by hypnosis

hypnotherapist

play \ˌhip-nō-ˈther-ə-pist\ noun

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First Known Use of hypnotherapy

1897

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HYPNOTHERAPY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of hypnotherapy for English Language Learners

  • medical : the use of hypnosis to help people with emotional and psychological problems


Medical Dictionary

hypnotherapy

noun hyp·no·ther·a·py \ -ˈther-ə-pē \

medical Definition of hypnotherapy

plural hypnotherapies
1 : treatment by hypnotism
2 : psychotherapy that facilitates suggestion, reeducation, or analysis by means of hypnosis

hypnotherapeutic

play \-ˌther-ə-ˈpyüt-ik\ adjective

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