hypnotism

[ hip-nuh-tiz-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF hypnotism
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HYPNOTISM

He came to me in despair and begged me to rid him of his passion by hypnotism.

She began to retreat again; she feared him, feared the hypnotism of his sad voice.

But exactly these characteristics of attention belong to hypnotism too.

As it is, I guess I'll have to admit that there is something in thought transference and hypnotism.

You can understand how this would be if there is anything at all in hypnotism.

"It looks to me like a plain case of hypnotism from this side," remarked Harris.

Such men are so set in their habits, nothing but a miracle or hypnotism can save them.

"It looks like hypnotism," said Flambeau, biting his black moustache.

They had demonstrated that the trance was no longer a necessary part of hypnotism.

Pentathol, scopolamine and the like; hypnotism and the polygraph.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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