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autohypnosis

[ aw-toh-hip-noh-sis ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ hɪpˈnoʊ sɪs /
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noun

self-induced hypnosis or hypnotic state.

RELATED WORDS

fascination, suggestion, hypnosis, mesmerism, hypnotherapy

Nearby words

autoharp, autohemagglutination, autohemolysin, autohemolysis, autohemotherapy, autohypnosis, autoicous, autoignition, autoignition point, autoimmune, autoimmune disease

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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Examples from the Web for autohypnosis

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

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 2|Various
  • Some people call this process the autohypnosis of the great.

    H. R.|Edwin Lefevre

British Dictionary definitions for autohypnosis

autohypnosis

/ (ˌɔːtəʊhɪpˈnəʊsɪs) /

noun

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