Definition of hypnotism in English:

hypnotism

noun

  • The study or practice of hypnosis.

    • ‘Stage hypnotism by contrast involves using hypnosis on ‘volunteers’ for the sake of entertainment.’
    • ‘He was so impressed that he went on to study psychology, neuro-linguistic programming and hypnotism.’
    • ‘Desperate for answers, she turns to a disgraced doctor who practices hypnotism.’
    • ‘It is slightly like hypnotism but with an alteration.’
    • ‘Therapists offered hypnotism and a range of counselling techniques to encourage people to quit smoking.’
    • ‘I think also at this era in the history of medicine, hypnotism was starting to be explored as a therapy.’
    • ‘His interest in hypnotism had been stimulated by Maltz, but Erhard's focus would be on ‘programming’ and ‘reprogramming.’’
    • ‘Gruzelier also suspects that hypnotism may interfere with subjects' evaluation of future emotions such as embarrassment.’
    • ‘I find mentalism, hypnotism and the study of body language very intriguing.’
    • ‘Another psychologist, E.M. Thornton, extends the analogy between hypnotism, mesmerism, and exorcism.’
    • ‘He used to read palms and said he practised hypnotism.’
    • ‘Amongst the aspects of hypnotism and spiritualism he chose to focus upon was the psychological make-up of mediums.’
    • ‘She even thought that mesmerism and hypnotism were occult arts.’
    • ‘No hypnotism or anything like that is involved.’
    • ‘I saw a connection between yoga practice and some of the stuff done with hypnotism.’
    • ‘It is very strange that under hypnotism, people can only hear the voice of the hypnotist.’
    • ‘Wasn't it Randi who defined hypnotism as ‘two people lying to each other‘?’
    • ‘So I said, ‘Oh, it's just some stuff I've been copying on hypnotism.’’
    • ‘One of the illustrations in this book is of a newspaper advertisement, which screams, ‘How to get girls through hypnotism!’’
    • ‘It's based on the Gulf War instead of the Korean War, terrorist fears instead of Communist fears and microchip implants instead of hypnotism.’
    mesmerism, hypnosis, hypnotic suggestion, autosuggestion
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Pronunciation

hypnotism

/ˈhipnəˌtizəm//ˈhɪpnəˌtɪzəm/