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autohypnosis

[aw-toh-hip-noh-sis]
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noun
  1. self-induced hypnosis or hypnotic state.
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Origin of autohypnosis

First recorded in 1900–05; auto-1 + hypnosis
Related formsau·to·hyp·not·ic [aw-toh-hip-not-ik] /ˌɔ toʊ hɪpˈnɒt ɪk/, adjectiveau·to·hyp·not·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • Some people call this process the autohypnosis of the great.

    H. R.

    Edwin Lefevre

  • The part that hypnosis and autohypnosis, conscious and unconscious, has played here cannot easily be overestimated.


British Dictionary definitions for autohypnosis

autohypnosis

noun
  1. psychol the process or result of self-induced hypnosis
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Derived Formsautohypnotic (ˌɔːtəʊhɪpˈnɒtɪk), adjectiveautohypnotically, adverb
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