hypnotism

noun hyp·no·tism \ ˈhip-nə-ˌti-zəm \

Definition of hypnotism

1 :the study or act of inducing hypnosis — compare mesmerism
2 :hypnosis 1

hypnotist

play \ˈhip-nə-(ˌ)tist\ noun

Examples of hypnotism in a Sentence

  1. a psychologist who employs hypnotism to treat his patients

  2. some people have undergone hypnotism in order to induce them to give up their smoking habit

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First Known Use of hypnotism

1842


HYPNOTISM Defined for English Language Learners

hypnotism

noun

Definition of hypnotism for English Language Learners

  • : the act or practice of putting people into a state of hypnosis


HYPNOTISM Defined for Kids

hypnotism

noun hyp·no·tism \ ˈhip-nə-ˌti-zəm \

Definition of hypnotism for Students

:the act or practice of producing a state like sleep in a person in which he or she will respond to suggestions made by the hypnotist

Medical Dictionary

hypnotism

noun hyp·no·tism \ ˈhip-nə-ˌtiz-əm \

medical Definition of hypnotism

1 :the study or act of inducing hypnosis — compare mesmerism
2 :hypnosis 1


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