hypnogenesis

[ hip-nuh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌhɪp nəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /

noun

induction of the hypnotic state.

Origin of hypnogenesis

First recorded in 1885–90; hypno- + -genesis

Related forms

hyp·no·ge·net·ic [hip-noh-juh-net-ik] /ˌhɪp noʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypnogenesis

hypnogenesis

/ (ˌhɪpnəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun

psychol the induction of sleep or hypnosis

Derived Forms

hypnogenetic (ˌhɪpnəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), adjectivehypnogenetically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for hypnogenesis

hypnogenesis

[ hĭp′nō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

The process of inducing or entering sleep or a hypnotic state.

Related forms

hyp′no•genic adj.
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