Meaning of “hypnosis” in the English Dictionary

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"hypnosis" in British English

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hypnosisnoun [ U ]

uk /hɪpˈnəʊ.sɪs/ us /hɪpˈnoʊ.sɪs/

a mental state like sleep, in which a person's thoughts can be easily influenced by someone else:

Under deep hypnosis she remembered the traumatic events of that night.

(Definition of “hypnosis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hypnosis" in American English

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hypnosisnoun [ U ]

us /hɪpˈnoʊ·sɪs/

an artificially produced state of mind similar to sleep in which a person can be influenced to say or do things

(Definition of “hypnosis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)