[ self-hip-noh-sis, self- ]

Origin of self-hypnosis

First recorded in 1900–05

Other words from self-hypnosis

  • self-hyp·not·ic [self-hip-not-ik, self-], /ˈsɛlf hɪpˈnɒt ɪk, ˌsɛlf-/, adjective
  • self-hyp·no·tism [self-hip-nuh-tiz-uhm], /ˌsɛlfˈhɪp nəˌtɪz əm/, noun

Words Nearby self-hypnosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use self-hypnosis in a sentence

  • Already, as I have explained, by mechanical self-hypnosis I had sought to penetrate back through time to my previous selves.

  • Religion is incomparably valuable, and to account for it as self-hypnosis would end it for us as a piece of folly.

    Some Christian Convictions | Henry Sloane Coffin
  • The judge finally becomes worn out, a kind of self-hypnosis sets in.

    The Man in Court | Frederic DeWitt Wells
  • In conclusion, I should like to recommend the entire field of self-hypnosis to everyone.

  • Should you have any questions on self-hypnosis or hetero-hypnosis, I shall be pleased to answer you.

British Dictionary definitions for self-hypnosis


  1. the state or act of hypnotizing oneself

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