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hypnosis

noun [U]
 
 
/hɪpˈnəʊsɪs/
a mental state like sleep, in which a person's thoughts can be easily influenced by someone else: Police placed witnesses under hypnosis in an effort to gain additional information.Alternative and traditional therapiesLosing consciousness
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