hypnotism

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noun hyp·no·tism \ˈhip-nə-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of hypnotism

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

  2. 2 :  hypnosis 1

hypnotist

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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>

1842

First Known Use of hypnotism

1842


HYPNOTISM Defined for English Language Learners

hypnotism

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noun hyp·no·tism \ˈhip-nə-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of hypnotism for English Language Learners

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


HYPNOTISM Defined for Kids

hypnotism

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noun hyp·no·tism \ˈhip-nə-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of hypnotism for Students

  1. :  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

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noun hyp·no·tism \ˈhip-nə-ˌtiz-əm\

Medical Definition of hypnotism

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

  2. 2:  hypnosis 1



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