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hypnotism

[ hip-nuh-tiz-uh m ]
/ ˈhɪp nəˌtɪz əm /
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noun

the science dealing with the induction of hypnosis.
the act of hypnotizing.

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Nearby words

hypnosis, hypnotherapist, hypnotherapy, hypnotic, hypnotise, hypnotism, hypnotist, hypnotize, hypo, hypo-, hypoacidity

Origin of hypnotism

shortening of neuro-hypnotism, term introduced by British surgeon James Braid (1795–1860) in 1842; see hypnotic, -ism
Related formshyp·no·tist, nounhyp·no·tis·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypnotist (1 of 2)

hypnotist

/ (ˈhɪpnətɪst) /

noun

a person skilled in the theory and practice of hypnosis

British Dictionary definitions for hypnotist (2 of 2)

hypnotism

/ (ˈhɪpnəˌtɪzəm) /

noun

the scientific study and practice of hypnosis
the process of inducing hypnosis
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Medicine definitions for hypnotist

hypnotism

[ hĭpnə-tĭz′əm ]

n.

The theory or practice of inducing hypnosis.
The act of inducing hypnosis.
Related formshypno•tist n.
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