noun, plural hyp·no·ses [hip-noh-seez] /hɪpˈnoʊ siz/.
Origin of hypnosis
Related Words for hypnosiscoma, trance, slumber, opiate, inertness, lethargy, sleep, languor, anesthesia, swoon, stupefaction, torpor, insensibility, hebetude, amazement, inertia, bewilderment, numbness, dullness, apathy
Examples from the Web for hypnosis
Contemporary Examples of 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
September 12, 2012
Historical Examples of hypnosis
He was unwilling to believe that he had been in hypnosis at all.
When he was in hypnosis, I reënforced the conditions for an opposite attitude.
This is so common that hypnosis has come to be known as a port of last call.
It is one of the difficulties that we encounter in hypnosis, and as yet it has not been resolved.
You may read a newspaper article warning about the "dangers" of hypnosis.
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
1869, "the coming on of sleep," coined (as an alternative to hypnotism) from Greek hypnos "sleep" (see somnolence) + -osis "condition." Of an artificially induced condition, from 1880.
n. pl. hyp•no•ses (-sēz)
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).