hypnology


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hypnology

(hɪpˈnɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Psychology) the study of sleep and hypnosis
hypnologic, ˌhypnoˈlogical adj
hypˈnologist n
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hyp•nol•o•gy

(hɪpˈnɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the science dealing with the phenomena of sleep.
[1885–90]
hyp`no•log′ic (-nlˈɒdʒ ɪk) hyp`no•log′i•cal, adj.
hyp•nol′o•gist, n.
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hypnology

the science dealing with the phenomena of sleep and hypnotism. See also hypnosis. — hypnologist, n. — hypnologic, hypnological, adj.
See also: Sleep
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hypnology

The study of sleep and hypnosis.
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