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Medical Term:

hypnotism

Pronunciation: hip'no-tizm

Definition:

  1. The process or act of inducing hypnosis.
  2. The practice or study of hypnosis.

See: mesmerism

Synonym(s): somnolism

[G. hypnos, sleep]

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