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hypnogenesis

[ hip-nuh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌhɪp nəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
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noun
induction of the hypnotic state.
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Origin of hypnogenesis

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

OTHER WORDS FROM hypnogenesis

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 of hypnogenesis

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

hypnogenesis
[ hĭp′nō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

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

Other words from hypnogenesis

hyp′no•genic adj.
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