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Derived from hypn(otic) +‎ -osis (state”, “condition, nominal derivational suffix).

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hypnosis (countable and uncountable, plural hypnoses)

  1. a trancelike state, artificially induced, in which a person has a heightened suggestibility, and in which suppressed memories may be experienced
  2. the art or skill of hypnotism

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