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hypnosis

hyp·no·sis

hypnosis

 
 
pronunciation:
hIp no sihs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: hypnoses
definition: a condition like sleep that is caused by the direction of another person. People under hypnosis may do or say things as directed or suggested by the person who has put them in this condition.
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The word hypnosis contains the following parts:
hypn, hypno Greek root that means sleep
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somn
 
-osis Greek noun-forming suffix that means condition (usually medical)
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The suffix -osis attaches to Greek roots. Many nouns ending in "-osis " have a corresponding adjective form ending in -otic (neurosis : neurotic).