hypnotherapy

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

noun

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

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?

Origin of hypnotherapy

First recorded in 1895–1900; hypno- + therapy

OTHER WORDS FROM hypnotherapy

hyp·no·ther·a·pist, noun

Words nearby hypnotherapy

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for hypnotherapy

British Dictionary definitions for hypnotherapy

hypnotherapy
/ (ˌhɪpnəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) /

noun

the use of hypnosis in the treatment of emotional and psychogenic problems

Derived forms of hypnotherapy

hypnotherapist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for hypnotherapy

hypnotherapy
[ hĭp′nō-thĕrə-pē ]

n.

Therapy using hypnosis, especially for chronic pain.
Treatment of disease by inducing prolonged sleep.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.