hypnotistic

hypnotism

[hip-nuh-tiz-uhm]
noun
1.
the science dealing with the induction of hypnosis.
2.
the act of hypnotizing.

Origin:
shortening of neuro-hypnotism, term introduced by British surgeon James Braid (1795–1860) in 1842; see hypnotic, -ism

hypnotist, noun
hypnotistic, adjective
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hypnotism (ˈhɪpnəˌtɪzəm)
 
n
1.  the scientific study and practice of hypnosis
2.  the process of inducing hypnosis

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hypnotism
1843, short for neuro-hypnotism (1842), coined by Dr. James Braid of Manchester, England, from hypnotic (q.v.) + -ism. In the same work (1843) Braid coined the verb hypnotize.
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hypnotism 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.
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