a combining form meaning “sleep,” “hypnosis,” used in the formation of compound words: hypnotherapy.
Also, especially before a vowel, hypn-.

< Greek hýpno(s) sleep; see Hypnos

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hypno- or (before a vowel) hypn-
combining form
1.  indicating sleep: hypnophobia
2.  relating to hypnosis: hypnotherapy
[from Greek hupnos sleep]
hypn- or (before a vowel) hypn-
combining form
[from Greek hupnos sleep]

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hypno- or hypn-

  1. Sleep: hypnolepsy.

  2. Hypnosis: hypnoanalysis.

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