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hypnotism

hyp·no·tism

hypnotism

pronunciation:
hIp n tih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or the science of inducing hypnosis.
definition 2: the condition of hypnosis.
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The word hypnotism contains the following parts:
hypn, hypno Greek root that means sleep
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synonyms:
somn
 
-ism1 Greek noun-forming suffix that means act, process, state, practice, or instance of
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The suffix -ism1 attaches to Greek roots to form nouns which usually have a corresponding verb ending in "-ize, -ise". See also -ism2.