Part of speech: noun

An artificial somnambulism in which the mind becomes passive.

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Usage examples "hypnotism":

  1. In obstinate cases the use of the shower- bath and cold douching, the administration of chloroform, and even hypnotism may be tried. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
  2. He had the usual hypnotism session with volunteers who were certain they could resist. - "Brink of Madness", Walter J. Sheldon.
  3. If he is, it must be by suggestion,- and that's what makes me doubtful, because it will be the first plainly established case of hypnotism by suggestion I've encountered. - "The Beetle A Mystery", Richard Marsh.