noun, plural hyp·no·ses [hip-noh-seez] /hɪpˈnoʊ siz/.
Examples from the Web for hypnosis
It was enough to feel, as one model came down the runway after another, a state of hypnosis coming on.Marc Jacobs' Spring Summer 2013 Show: Walk The Line|Isabel Wilkinson|September 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The next stage of hypnosis is known as the cataleptic state and is referred to as the "medium" state.
It is commonly felt that the deeper the state of hypnosis, the better the results.
Fear of hypnosis takes different forms, but basically it is the fear of revealing one's true feelings.
British Dictionary definitions for hypnosis
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
Medicine definitions for hypnosis
n. pl. hyp•no•ses (-sēz)
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Culture definitions for hypnosis
Placing persons in a drowsy, sleeplike state in which they allegedly become vulnerable to the suggestions made by the hypnotist. Hypnosis may also be used to tap into the unconscious and is often characterized by vivid recall of memories and fantasies. These properties make hypnosis a useful tool in psychotherapy. Hypnosis also has sinister implications, for subjects may be manipulated to perform embarrassing actions or be susceptible to carrying out the hypnotist's commands after the hypnosis session (posthypnotic suggestion).