hypnotherapy

[ hip-noh-ther-uh-pee ]
/ ˌhɪp noʊˈθɛr ə pi /

noun

treatment of a symptom, disease, or addiction by means of hypnotism.

Nearby words

  1. hypnophobia,
  2. hypnopompic,
  3. hypnos,
  4. hypnosis,
  5. hypnotherapist,
  6. hypnotic,
  7. hypnotise,
  8. hypnotism,
  9. hypnotist,
  10. hypnotize

Origin of hypnotherapy

First recorded in 1895–1900; hypno- + therapy

Related formshyp·no·ther·a·pist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for hypnotherapy

hypnotherapy

/ (ˌhɪpnəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) /

noun

the use of hypnosis in the treatment of emotional and psychogenic problems
Derived Formshypnotherapist, noun

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Word Origin and History for hypnotherapy

hypnotherapy

n.

1897, from hypno- + therapy. Related: Hypnotherapist.

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Medicine definitions for hypnotherapy

hypnotherapy

[ hĭp′nō-thĕrə-pē ]

n.

Therapy using hypnosis, especially for chronic pain.
Treatment of disease by inducing prolonged sleep.

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