Etymology
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hypnotism (n.)

1843, short for neuro-hypnotism (1842), coined by Dr. James Braid of Manchester, England, from hypnotic + -ism. In the same work (1843) Braid coined the verb hypnotize.

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Definitions of hypnotism

hypnotism (n.)
the act of inducing hypnosis;
Synonyms: mesmerism / suggestion
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