- * * *An artificially induced trancelike state, resembling somnambulism, in which the subject is highly susceptible to suggestion, oblivious to all else, and responds readily to the commands of the hypnotist; its scientific validity has been accepted and rejected through several cycles during the past two centuries. See mesmerism. SYN: hypnotic sleep, hypnotic state. [G. hypnos, sleep, + -osis, condition]- major h. a state of extreme suggestibility in h. in which the subject is insensible to all outside impressions except the commands of the hypnotist.- minor h. an induced state resembling normal sleep in which the subject is susceptible to suggestion, though not to the extent of catalepsy or somnambulism.
* * *1) a trancelike state of altered consciousness that resembles sleep but is induced by a person whose suggestions are readily accepted by the subject2) any of various conditions that resemble sleep3) HYPNOTISM (1)
* * *n.a sleeplike state, artificially induced in a person by a hypnotist, in which the mind is more than usually receptive to suggestion and memories of past events - apparently forgotten - may be elicited by questioning. Hypnotic suggestion has been used for a variety of purposes in medicine, for example as a cure for addiction and in other forms of psychotherapy.
* * *hyp·no·sis (hip-noґsis) [Gr. hypnos sleep] a state of altered consciousness, usually artificially induced, characterized by focusing of attention, heightened responsiveness to suggestions and commands, suspension of disbelief with lowering of critical judgment, the potential of alteration in perceptions, motor control, or memory in response to suggestions, and the subjective experience of responding involuntarily.
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Hypnosis — Hyp*no sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? sleep.] 1. (Med.) Supervention of sleep. [1913 Webster] 2. The condition of being hypnotized or the process of hypnotizing a person; hypnotism. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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