The theory or practice of inducing hypnosis.(noun)
The act of inducing hypnosis.(noun)
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Use "hypnotism" in a sentence
"The highest degree of suggestibility is that mental state which we call hypnotism, in which the power to resist the proposed idea of action is reduced to a minimum."
"The only thing hypnotism is good for is the funny."
"Scott, I can GUARANTEE you that hypnotism is based in reality."