hypnotism


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hyp·no·tism

 (hĭp′nə-tĭz′əm)
n.
1. The theory or practice of inducing hypnosis.
2. The act of inducing hypnosis.

hyp′no·tist n.

hypnotism

(ˈhɪpnəˌtɪzəm)
n
1. (Psychology) the scientific study and practice of hypnosis
2. (Psychology) the process of inducing hypnosis

hyp•no•tism

(ˈhɪp nəˌtɪz əm)

n.
1. the study or practice of inducing hypnosis.
2. the act of hypnotizing.
[shortening of neuro-hypnotism, term introduced by British surgeon James Braid (1795–1860) in 1842; see hypnotic, -ism]
hyp′no•tist, n.

hypnotism

1. the science dealing with the induction of hypnosis, especially for therapeutic purposes.
2. the act of inducing hypnosis; hypnotizing.
3. hypnosis. — hypnotist, n.hypnotistic, adj.
See also: Psychology
the science that studies hypnosis and the process of inducing a hypnotic state. — hypnotist, n.
See also: Hypnosis
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypnotism - the act of inducing hypnosishypnotism - the act of inducing hypnosis  
influence - causing something without any direct or apparent effort
Translations
تَنْويم مِغْناطيسي
hypnotismus
hypnose
hipnotizmus
dáleiîsla
hipnotizmas
hypnotizmus
hipnotizma

hypnotism

[ˈhɪpnətɪzəm] Nhipnotismo m

hypnotism

[ˈhɪpnətɪzəm] nhypnotisme m

hypnotism

nHypnotismus m; (= act)Hypnotisierung f

hypnotism

[ˈhɪpnətɪzm] nipnotismo

hypnosis

(hipˈnəusis) noun
a sleep-like state caused by the action of another person who can then make the sleeper obey his commands.
hypˈnotic (-ˈno-) adjective
ˈhypnotize, ˈhypnotise verb
1. to put in a state of hypnosis. The hypnotist hypnotized three people from the audience.
2. to fascinate completely. Her beauty hypnotized him.
ˈhypnotism noun
the art of producing hypnosis.
ˈhypnotist noun

hyp·no·tism

n. hipnotismo, práctica de la hipnosis.

hypnotism

n hipnotismo
References in classic literature ?
Indeed, the results of that still unknown science known as hypnotism, for example, were not more inexplicable than the disappearance of the "matter" of the murderer at the moment when four persons were within touch of him.
It is one of the first conditions of enjoying a book, as it is of all successful hypnotism, that the reader surrenders up his will to the writer, who, of course, guarantees to return it to him at the close of the volume.
"It looks like hypnotism," said Flambeau, biting his black moustache.
"Why are you unmedical fellows always talking bosh about hypnotism?" cried the doctor.
"Leonard Quinton was a romancer, and was writing an Oriental romance about wizardry and hypnotism. He--"
Then tell me, for I am a student of the brain, how you accept hypnotism and reject the thought reading.
A person observing me might have supposed I was trying to cast a spell upon it or attempting some odd experiment in hypnotism. But I was only praying it would open or thinking what treasure probably lurked behind it.
In our growing science of hypnotism we find the promise of a possibility of superseding old inherent instincts by new suggestions, grafting upon or replacing the inherited fixed ideas.
There was no hypnotism here--just the plain, brutal ferocity of the beast of prey, tearing, rending, and gulping its meat, but at that it was less horrible than the uncanny method of the Mahars.
Hypnotism before it wore good clothes, kept a carriage and asked Incredulity to dinner.
SIMON Cowell is so hooked on cigarettes even hypnotism cannot help him stop, his friend Paul McKenna has revealed.
He also says that it isn't down to super natural powers, instead he draws on his skill in hypnotism and magic to manipulate the human mind.